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Marion William Gordon, III
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Birth: Jun., 1885
Amador City
Amador County
California, USA
Death: unknown, Mexico

Mexican dictator - President Porfirio Díaz, who, all told, stayed in office for thirty one years. During that span, power was concentrated in the hands of a select few; the people had no power to express their opinions or select their public officials. Wealth was likewise concentrated in the hands of the few, and injustice was everywhere, in the cities and the countryside alike.

Shortly before the elections of 1910, Madero was apprehended in Monterrey and imprisoned in San Luis Potosí. Learning of Díaz's re-election, Madero fled to the United States in October of 1910. In exile, he issued the ''Plan of San Luis,'' a manifesto which declared that the elections had been a fraud and that he would not recognize Porfirio Díaz as the legitimate President of the Republic.

In October 1910, Francisco I. Madero made the daring move of declaring himself President Pro-Temp until new elections could be held. Madero promised to return all land which had been confiscated from the peasants, and he called for universal voting rights and for a limit of one term for the president. Madero's call for an uprising on November 20th, 1910, marked the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.

-Gaceta Consular, Mexconnect

Mexican Revolution 1910 - 1920
An estimated 2 million are thought to have died as a result of the Revolution

Note from a friend: "Marion's story is too sad. How his family must have suffered never knowing his fate." 
Family links: 
  Marion William Gordon (1855 - 1926)
  Florence May Binley Gordon (1865 - 1942)
  Elizabeth Ann Gordon Moynes (1883 - 1956)*
  Marion William Gordon (1885 - ____)
  Florence Gordon Christian (1887 - 1960)*
  George Luis Gordon (1889 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Joined the Mexican Revolution and never returned.
Created by: GordonClan
Record added: Sep 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97455145
Marion William Gordon, III
Added by: GeorgiaCA
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 Added: Sep. 25, 2012

- GordonClan
 Added: Sep. 20, 2012

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