Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, February 25, 2008
Robert Taylor "Bob" Gordon, 67, of Shelbyville died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008.
Born Feb. 14, 1941, in Shelbyville, s/o  Howard and Flora Luella (Clements) Gordon.
Survivors:  uncle and aunt,  Kenneth and  Sarah Clements of Wayne County; and cousin,  Jan Clements of Wayne County.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Bank teller in Indianapolis, retiring in 1987.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1959 and attended Purdue University.
Longtime member of Indiana Association of Spiritualists at Camp Chesterfield, S.A.R. and Indiana Pioneers.
Past member of Shelby County Genealogical Society and was active in genealogy research.
Loved music and collected old records.
Graveside services in Fairland Cemetery in Fairland, with the Rev. Sarah Brown officiating.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.
Contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charities.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Lucretia Mae Gordon, 88, of Rushville, died Sunday, April 20, 2003.
Born April 14, 1915, in Henry County, d/o  Lowell and Ethel (Clevenger) Oldham.  Married  Alton Gordon  on April 27, 1932, and he preceded her in death on March 18, 1989.
Survivors include three daughters,  Mrs. Stephen (Betty) Foley  and  Mrs. James (Mary Jo) Lovett, both of Rushville, and  Mrs. Tom (Ruth) Armstrong  of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Mrs. Curtis (Faith) Mock,  Beth Meador,  Alison Benz,  Nathan Foley,  Ben Lovett  and  Zachary Lovett; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Spent most of her life in Washington Township [Rush Co] in Raleigh, where she farmed with her late husband.
4-H leader for several years.
Graduated in 1932 from Straughn High School.
Member of Raleigh Christian Church for 56 years, where she was past president of the ladies aid; Washington Township Lindyetts for several years; and Rush County Farm Bureau. She was past president of Sunshine Club and Martha Washington Home Economics Club, where she was a member for more than 50 years, and past worthy matron of Raleigh Order of Eastern Star.
Moster & Cox Mortuary, 334 N. Main St. in Rushville.
Raleigh Christian Church, 4019 E. 900N in Rushville, with the Rev. Tony Augsburger officiating.
Burial will be in Raleigh (Zion) Cemetery in Rush County.
Memorial contributions to Raleigh Christian Church, 4019 E. 900N, Rushville, IN 46173, or Rush County Community Foundation, 117 N. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
January 11, 2002
Gladys M. Gordon, 92, of Yorktown, former Shelbyville resident, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Waters of Yorktown, Yorktown.
Born Nov. 22, 1909, in Rushville, d/o  Silas and Minnie (Schoeppel) Ballard.
Married  Lowell K. Gordon  on June 22, 1946; he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1993.
Survivors:  daughter, Margaret Chapel  of Yorktown; and two granddaughters, Kimberly Erin Chapel  of Crawfordsville and  Kyle Ann Chapel  of Yorktown.
Preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.
Formerly employed at J.G. DePrez and Sears stores.
Lived in Milan as a child and lived most of her life in Shelbyville.
Member of Order of Eastern Star Division D, First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, and the 1927 class of Shelbyville High School.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., with the Rev. Hal LeMert officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176, or Activity Fund at Waters of Yorktown.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
FRIDAY, JAN 2, 1931
          Mrs. Emma A. Gordon, wife of Chester Gordon, died at the family home, 215 South West street at 4:20 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  Death was caused by uremia after an illness of six months.  The deceased was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James M. Graham and was born in Shelby County on January 27, 1861.  At the time of her death she was sixty-nine years old.  Her marriage to Chester Gordon took place December 29, 1881.  Mrs. Gordon was a devoted member of the First Christian church.  Surviving besides the husband are one son, K. Hord Gordon, of Marion township; one sister, Mrs. William Phares, and two grandchildren.  A son, William Gordon died in 1908.  Funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock Saturday afternoon at the late home with the Rev. Paul E. Million, pastor of the First Christian church.  Burial will be in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth.
Submitted by Janet Franklin

The  Indianapolis  Star
May 11, 1923
Page 3
          Morristown--- Uriah Gordon, 70 years old, died at his home five miles southeast of here, from a complication of diseases.  He leaves one son,  Dr. William Dane Gordon  of Seymour; two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Walter Northan.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 3, 1921
(From Saturday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Mary Belle Gordon,  72 years, 3 months and 2 days old, wife of  Francis M. Gordon,  died at her home in Acton about 9 o'clock Friday evening, death being due to paralysis, following a stroke suffered about five weeks ago.  Funeral services will be held at the Acton Baptist church, Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Robert Sage, pastorof the church, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Acton cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director of this city.
          Mrs. Gordon was born in Brandywine township, near the Ray church, on the old Francis farm, and was the daughter of  George W. and  Nancy Francis,  pioneer residents of this county and is the last member of a large family to die.  She was twice married, her first husband,  William Rouse,  passed away.  Besides the husband mentioned above, she leaves four nephews,  Roscoe Jones,  Rush county;  Floyd Jones,  Shelbyville;  Elmer and  Max Francis,  of Indianapolis; one niece,  Miss Mattie Francis,  of Shelbyville.  She also leaves two step-sons,  Alvin C. Gordon,  of Acton, and  Charles F. Gordon,  of Jackson, Mich.; also the step-daughters,  Mrs. Clara Lowes,  Mrs. Mollie Morris,  and  Mrs. Ida Hargraves  of Acton.
          The deceased was a member of the Baptist church at Acton at the time of death, but was formerly a member of the Old Union M. P. church in Brandywine township.  She was a devoted christian woman and was always very active in all lines of church work.  She was a member of the Eastern STar, Daughters of Rebekah, Pythian Sister, of Acton, and was a charter member of the Eastern Star lodge, having filled all the offices and always being very active in the work of the order.  The Eastern Star will take part in the funeral and burial services.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Saturday, August 6, 1910
          Relatives of  Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon,  wife of  Uriah Gordon,  living southeast of Gwynneville, received a telegram Thursday afternoon, stating that Mrs. Gordon had died at Hot Springs, South Dakota, Tuesday night, of blood poisoning.  Mrs. Gordon went to the western city to tak[sic] treatment for cancer at a sanitarium there.  Her husband was at her bedside when death occurred.  Mrs. Gordon was about forty-five years old.  She is survived by her husband, one son, who lives at home, and a sister in Arlington.  The body arrived in Arlington Friday evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 13, 1906
Page 1 column 1
Prominent Resident of Addison Township
Died This Morning
(From Monday's Daily)
          Mrs. Julia A. Gordon, wife of  Leonidas Gordon, died this morning at her home, Pine Villa, one and one-fourth miles north of this city.  The death occurred at six o'clock.  For the last few weeks it had been expected, as she has been sinking gradually.
          She was born November 4, 1824, being at the time of her death in her eighty-second year.  Four children survive her, Mrs. Charles Billman, who is at present hastening home from California;  Mrs. James Teal,  John Gordon  and  Henry Gordon.  The latter is at present located in the west.
          Mrs. Gordon enjoyed an extensive acquaintance in Shelby county.  She was known as a woman of many excellent qualities and praiseworthy traits.  The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon, provided the relatives arrive according to expectations. Edwards & Hageman will have charge.
[Buried City Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Logansport  Pharos
April 9, 1891
Page 1
          Leonidas Gordon, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday.  He leaves a widow and six children.  His estate is worth $175,000.  Last fall he gave a large tract of land and established an orphan's home near Shelbyville.
Contributed by John Ballard

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 5, 1879
Page 3 column 6
            Gordon—On the 2nd day of June, 1879, in Marion township, Mrs. Christine Gordon, wife of  T. C. Gordon, in the 23rd year of her age.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob Gordon

The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, January 10, 1878
Page 3
D E A T H S .
          The following mortuary intelligence has been gathered from the undertakers of the city, and other sources:
          GORDON --- Friday, Jan 4th, 1878, son of  Leonidas Gordon, of this (Addison) Township. Remains were buried, Saturday, in the city cemetery of this place.
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The  Shelby  Union  Banner
July 30, 1863
Page 3  Column 3
          Died at the residence of Benjamin F. Walker,  Shelby County, Indiana, of Consumption,  Miss Mary E. Gordon, aged 21 years, 11 months and 16 days.
          Sister Mary was consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and gave evidence of her love to Christ.  During her illness -- which was of long duration -- she was resigned to the will of God, and bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude.  The Almighty God deemed her too good for this wicked world, so He has taken her to live with him in Heaven.  She was aware that her earthly tabernacle was fast dissolving away, and her "spirit must soon return to the God that gave it;" therefore she prepared for death, and when the "destroyer of all nations" summoned her soul to take its departure from this world, she sweetly fell asleep in the arms of Jesus.  She died happy, and could she speak, to us from the other World, in regard to her death, she might say:
"O death, where is thy sting,
O grave, where is thy victory."
Jesus called, Mary obey'd,
And went to meet Him on His throne;
She died in peace; left this wicked world
To make Heaven her happy home.
W. B. Gordon       
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The  Shelby  Volunteer.
Thursday, December 18, 1862
D I E D .
          On the 27th of Nobember, 1862, in the Hospital of the 70th Indiana Regiment, at Bowling Green, Ky.,  ZACCHEUS  G. GORDON,  of Shelby county, aged 19 years, 3 m's and 11 days.
          His remains were brought ome and intered beside those of his kindred who had preceded him to the "shadowy land."
" ---------- 
they who for their country die,
Shall fill an honored grave;
For glory lights the soldier's tomb,
And beauty weeps the brave."
W.  B.  G.   
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The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
November 24, 1853
          Died - - at his residence five miles east of Shelbyville, on Sabbath night the 20th instant, Mr. Archibald Gordon, in the 83rd year of his age.  Mr. Gordon was born in Cumberland County, Penn. on the 10th of September 1771.  From Pennsylvania he moved to Ohio and resided several years near Oxford -- whence he removed to this county before its organization in 1821 -- and continued in it till his death.  He was well known among the first settlers as one of its pioneers.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church for nearly 60 years.
Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan with permission from Mr.Maurice Holmes.
Selected items from Shelbyville, Indiana Newspaper Excerpts: 1853 - 1859, Maurice Holmes

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