William H. (Sarah2, John1) was the youngest son of Sarah and William Gordon. His birthplace was Tekonsha, Mich., and the date of birth, Sept. 28, 1839. His boyhood was spent on his father's farm. He and his brothers seem to have inherited the patriotic spirit of their Revolutionary grandsire, for all three served in the Union Army during the Civil War. William H. Gordon enlisted in Co. E, Sixth Michigan Heavy Artillery, in Sept., 1861, and served until September, 1865.
Mr. Gordon was married to Miss Jane Gleason in 1863. Mrs. Gordon died in June, 1869. Mr. Gordon was married in 1874 to Mrs. Laura Wires, who died in June, 1879. On April 22, 1880, he was married to Miss Emma Beckwith. He died in Tekonsha, Oct. 22, 1897. His wife Emma, is living in Battle Creek, Mich. She married George Price.
By second wife.
Nellie B., b. Sept. 13, 1875.
Edwin Clarence, b. Nov. 22, 1876.
By third wife.
Effie B., b. Sept. 4, 1881.
Della E., b. Sept. 19, 1884.
Louisa M., b. July 25, 1889.
Frederick M., b. July 26, 1896.
Nellie B. Gordon, the oldest of the children of William H. Gordon, was born in Tekonsha, Mich., Sept. 13, 1875. She is unmarried, and resides in Marshall, Mich.
Edwin Clarence (William3, Sarah2, John1) is the second child of William H. Gordon. He was born in Tekonsha, Mich., Nov. 22, 1876. On Aug. 17, 1898, he married Miss Isabelle Palmer, of Tekonsha. He is a farmer and resided at Eckford, Mich., for a time, but now resides in Marshall.
Laura, b. Dec, 25, 1899.
Nettie, b. July 4, 1901.
Clarence Edwin, b. Mar. 9, 1903.
Beatrice, b. Sept. 9, 1909.
Infant son, b. Jan. 22, 1912, b. Jan. 24, 1912.
Effie, (William3, Sarah2, John1) daughter of William H. and Emma Gordon, was born Sept. 4, 1881, at Tekonsha, Mich. On July 3, 1900, she became the bride of George Robbins, a farmer. They resided at Olivet, Mich., for a time. They bought a farm at Eaton Rapids, Mich., where they now reside.
Ola Margaret, b. July 2, 1901.
Nina Elizabeth, b. Aug. 9, 1902.
Thelma, b. Nov. 2, 1907.
Hazel Arlene, b. Nov. 12, 1909.
Della E. (William3, Sarah2, John1) is the second daughter of William H. and Emma Gordon. Her birthplace is Tekonsha, Mich., and the date of her birth, Sept. 18, 1884. She was married in July, 1910, to John W. Conrad, of Kalamazoo, Mich. They reside at 214 E. Frank St., Kalamazoo.
They have no children.
Louisa M. (William3, Sarah2, John1) is the youngest daughter of William H. and Emma Gordon and was born July 25, 1889, in Tekonsha, Mich. She became the wife of Bert G. Murray, on Aug. 29, 1907. They reside in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Mr. Murray is employed in the M. C. Freight Office.
Geraldine, b. Nov. 21, 1909.
Frederick M. (William3, Sarah2, John1) is the youngest child of William H. and Emma Gordon. Tekonsha. Mich., was his birthplace and early home. July 26, 1896, is the date of his birth. He resides at Hillsdale, Mich., where he is learning the machinist's trade.