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William Washington Gordon, Jr
Birth: Oct. 14, 1834
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1912
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Spanish American War and Confederate Civil War Veteran. Member of the Military and Naval Commission for the transfer of Porto Rico from Spain to the United States.

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From Who's Who in the World, 1912

Gordon, William W.: Merchant. engaged in cotton business, Savannah, Ga, since 1854; partner, W.W. Gordon & Co.; A.B. Yale, 1854. Second Lt. Ga. Hussars, J.E.B., Stuart's Cav., C.S.A.; capt and insp. Mercer's brigade of Inf.; capt. and adj. Anderson's brigade, Wheeler's cav., wounded at Lovejoy's Sta., Ga.; placed upon the Roll of Honor for gallantry at Frederick City, Md.

After war served in Ga. cav. four times in command of troops for riot duty.

Vice-president of Merchant's National Bank, 1894-98; pres. Savannah Cotton Exchange, 1876-79, Savannah Belevolent Ass'n, 1890-91. Member Ga. House of Rep. 1883-90. Brig-gen. U.S.V., May 27, 1898-March 24, 1899.
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 Parents:
  William Washington Gordon (1796 - 1842)
  Sarah Anderson Anderson Gordon (1806 - 1882)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Lytle Kinzie Gordon (1835 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Kinzie Gordon Parker (1858 - 1933)*
  Juliette Gordon Low (1860 - 1927)*
  Sarah Alice Gordon (1863 - 1880)*
  William Washington Gordon (1866 - 1932)*
  George Arthur Gordon (1872 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Anderson Gordon (1830 - 1872)*
  William Washington Gordon (1834 - 1912)
  Eliza Clifford Gordon Stiles (1837 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: 1284
 
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Originally Created by: Michael Dover
Record added: Aug 16, 2008
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William Washington Gordon, Jr
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