William  B.  Gordon

          The grandfather of this gentleman was Archibald Gordon, who settled in Johnson Co., Ind., at a very early day , his son John M. Gordon, a native of Ohio, settling in Union Township, Shelby Co., Ind., before the organization of the county.  Here he was married to Rachel L. Bennett, of Shelby Co., to whom were born four children, the subject of this sketch being the second eldest.  William B. Gordon was born in Union Township, Shelby Co., Ind., April 16, 1836, and grew up on his father's farm.  At the age of 16, he went to Shelbyville and entered the Volunteer office, then owned by David Thacher, where he learned the printing business.  He worked as a printer ten years, during which time he had taken a notion of becoming a physician, and devoted his spare moments to reading medical books.  He then read medicine under the instruction of Dr. S. A. Kennedy, studying faithfully at home.  In the winter of 1863-64, he attended a course of lectures at the Ohio Medical College, and since that time has been engaged in practice at different points, but principally in Union Township, his office being located close to North Union Grange Hall. He was married in Union Township, March 1, 1875, to Mrs. Catherine J. Wicker, daughter of  John W. and Eliza Brown.  Mrs. Gordon was born in Shelby Co., Ind., and has had two children. --- Orville E.  and  Julia S.  Dr. Gordon is a Republican in politics, and a member of the I.O.O.F.  He attends closely to his practice, and finds it sufficient to support him in comfortable circumstances.  He is honest and straightforward in every transaction, and holds a fair place among the community in which he resides and practices medicine.

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