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Adrian Gordan
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1850
Ray County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1941
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

"Gordin, Adrian Adrian Gordin [sic] passed away at his home in Long Beach, California, early Friday morning, April 11, 1941, at the age of 90 years 5 months and 2 days. Death was due primarily to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born on the old Gordon homestead in north Ray County, Missouri, where he lived until the year 1906, when he with his wife moved to Oklahoma. In 1872 he was united in marriage to Celestia P. Tiffin, of Knoxville, Mo. To this union four daughters were born; the two oldest dying in infancy. The two remaining are, Mrs. Grace T. Moss, of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. Eva L. Smith of Los Angeles, California. Besides the daughters, he leaves six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Gordan lived a very active and eventful life. He was a successful farmer for many years while living in Missouri; during which time he served as county judge in Ray county for a number of years, and also as president of The Farmers Bank of Polo, Mo., which he, with Mr. John Linvill, Mr. Will Arnote, and Manford Kern, all deceased, organized. He also served as president of a bank in Excelsior Springs, which he and others organized. In 1904 he and his wife moved to Mangum, Oklahoma, where he and Mr. Dan Wright, formerly of Ray county, owned and operated the telephone exchange in that city. In 1921 he disposed of his interests in Oklahoma and moved to Long Beach, California. For a few years he owned and operated the telephone exchange in and around Compton, California, retiring from business in 1925. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and an active and ardent member of the Long Beach Roque Club, and with many old friends spent much of his leisure time on the roque court. Mr. Gordon obeyed the Gospel when about 18 years of age. It is thought by the family that one of the old pioneer preachers of the Gospel, Brother Hand, baptized him into Christ. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Ninth and Lime streets in Long Beach. His wife preceded him in death, passing from this life in January, 1930. His passing closed a long and eventful life. Beside his relatives, he leaves a host of friends and brethren in Christ."
[Unknown Newspaper from "Caldwell Cty MO Obituaries," Volume 3] 
Family links: 
  John D. Gordon (1812 - 1877)
  Emily B. Davis Gordon (1818 - 1900)
  Celestia Price Tiffin Gordan (1853 - 1930)*
  Grace Truman Gordan Moss (1876 - 1956)*
  Eva Lee Gordon Smith (1878 - 1962)*
  Thomas Gordon (____ - 1864)*
  Talitha C. Gordon Rippey (1841 - 1919)*
  Henry C. Gordon (1845 - 1880)*
  Adrian Gordan (1850 - 1941)
  Sarah Gordon (1852 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Family spelling varied between Gordan and Gordon. He seems to have preferred the former.
Angeles Abbey Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: John Bingham
Record added: Jun 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91859222
Adrian Gordan
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