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Aldon Rufus Gorman
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1888
Death: Jan. 9, 1925

Narrated by Myra Jane Gorman Childress on cassette tape to Bill Gorman in 1985:

"I do not remember my father very well, as I was only ten years old when he died. He was a quiet man and I knew I had to mind him although I can't remember him ever being unkind to me. It seems he was always lying out on the sleeping porch which was built for him after he was taken sick. Daddy had heard of a doctor in El Paso who was doing great things with TB patients. He charged fifty dollars a bottle for medicine which looked clear like water and later we found that it was searing over the top of his lungs and TB was eating them up underneath. There was no cure for TB then and I guess they were grasping at straws. Momma was told to stay away from Daddy and not kiss him but she said she was going to be with him as long as he lived...which she did. Daddy went to El Paso in 1922 (or 1923, I'm not sure)..the whole family went with him but didn't stay but about a year. I well recall when Uncle Artie, Uncle Jesse and Curtis came out there to see us. I have a picture which was taken of them on our front porch. It was a red letter day for us seeing someone from this was our first time away. In Rankin, we lived close to the "Old Red Gin" ... the house is still standing. It is the last house on the right going from Rankin toward Joe Lee Gorman's present house. We were there when my brother Victor died and this is my first remembered home. Later, we lived on the Skinner Farm where Wilmer and Ina Gorman now live (except there was another house there at that time). We lived there when Daddy died and Billy Joe (my sister) was born there in 1921. Daddy was a farmer and worked at the Gin and that was where he contracted TB, working in all that dust. I believe he managed the Gin."
Family links: 
  James Arthur Gorman (1844 - 1898)
  Frances Catherine Hines Gorman (1858 - 1938)
  Effie Gold Conner Gorman (1892 - 1928)*
  James Victor Gorman (1912 - 1920)*
  Myra Jane Gorman Childress (1915 - 2000)*
  Billie Jo Gorman Milner (1921 - 2006)*
  Arthur William Gorman (1880 - 1958)*
  Albert Ford Gorman (1883 - 1928)*
  Alford James Gorman (1883 - 1964)*
  Annie M. Gorman (1886 - 1886)*
  Aldon Rufus Gorman (1888 - 1925)
  Jesse Athion Gorman (1891 - 1969)*
  Allie Ellen Gorman (1893 - 1893)*
  Alvena May Gorman Rogers (1894 - 1971)*
  Alvin Edwin Gorman (1896 - 1912)*
  Alfonso Rubin Gorman (1898 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Elm Branch Cemetery
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: William Gorman
Originally Created by: Carole Fudge/Ragain
Record added: Nov 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80396835
Aldon Rufus Gorman
Added by: William Gorman
Aldon Rufus Gorman
Added by: Carol
Aldon Rufus Gorman
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- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Oct. 25, 2014
His full name was Aldon Rufus Gorman. Aldon was married to Effie Gold Conner. Their son James Victor died at the age of 8 yrs when he fell off the front end of a moving cotton wagon and was run over by one or two wheels. Aldon worked for his brothers Arti...(Read more)
- William Gorman
 Added: Nov. 23, 2011

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