|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1868|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1951|
Funeral services were scheduled today for Ross S Gordon, 83, prominent Greencastle area man and former Franklin County Commissioner.
Mr Gordon died at Waynesbor Hospitaal less than two hours after he was injured in an automobile accident near his home Saturday morning. His was the only fatality in the county over the Labor Day holiday.
Mr Gordon, who was a retired farmer and also livestock dealer, who lived at Greencastle, Route 3, failed to recover consciousness after the auto mihap.
A member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Greencastle, he had been elected to the office October 29, 1913 to fill a vacancy resulting from the resignation at the time of the late L.A.B. Fleming, and he had served continousley since then.
State Police said that Gordon had gotten into his automobile near his home south of Greencastle and made a left turn from a parked position into the path of the northbound automobile of Christian L Smith Jr., of Toledo, Ohio.
The Smith car struck the Gordon car at the left rear side and turned it around in the road. Mr Gordon was thrown to concrete highway.
Mr Gordon retired several years ago due to ill health. He was a Democratic county commissioner from 1932 to 1936. He was a member of the Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church of Greencastle.
Mr Gordon is survived by three daughters; Mrs Naomi Minnich, Greencastle; Mrs Jacob A Hoffman, Hagerstown; ans Mrs Warren C Coffey, Greencastle, Route 3; also one sister, Mrs George P Gray, Oakland, California, and two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today from Minnich Funeral Home, Greencastle, in charge of Rev. Merle Sollinger. Burial in Shank's cemetery.
Record Herald 3 Sept., 1951
Jeremiah Clinton Gordon (1842 - 1929)
Mary Catherine Henneberger Gordon (1844 - 1932)
Margaret Jane Crunkleton Gordon (1870 - 1904)
Shanks Church of the Brethren Cemetery
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