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Rettie Belle Gordon Jeffries
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1878
Chautauqua County
Kansas, USA
Death: May, 1943
Prowers County
Colorado, USA

Relationship: Husband's great aunt

Rettie Belle Gordon was born 25 Feb 1878 in Chatauqua County, KS near Cedar Vale. She was the third child of Pastor George and Ellen Elizabeth (Smith) Gordon. Sometime between 1880 and 1885 the family moved to Siloam Springs, AR where George served as pastor and officiated at many weddings. The family stayed there into the 1890's moving to Watts, Adair County, OK where Rettie's father served as the first pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church. Although she is listed in the household of her parents in the 1900 census she was married to David Joshua Jeffries in Washington County, AR on 14 Jan 1900. She was counted twice in the census as we find her in Township 19, Cherokee Nation, of the Indian Territory with her husband. To this union the following children were born: Artie Olive Jeffries (1900-1986) Jewel Jeffries (1902-1983) Madge Jeffries (1906-) Ruby Jeffries (1909-) Joel Jeffries (1912-) William Jeffries (1916-). The Jeffries family lived in several locations in the Adair County area before moving to Colorado. In 1930 we find David and Rettie in Rocky Ford, Otero, CO. They had returned to OK in the mid 1930's and then it was back to Lamar, Prowers, CO where Rettie passed away in the early 1940's. She is found with her husband in the 1940 census of Lamar. He later remarried.
The place of her death as given here is dependant on another researcher's information but since the block and lot number are given it is fairly certain that she is buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. 
Family links: 
  George W Gordon (1851 - 1900)
  Ellen Elizabeth Smith Gordon (1854 - 1924)
  David Joshua Jeffries (1874 - 1953)*
  Rosey May Gordon (1875 - 1875)*
  Albert Hase Gordon (1876 - 1940)*
  Rettie Belle Gordon Jeffries (1878 - 1943)
  John Henry Gordon (1881 - 1964)*
  Christena Riley Gordon Martin (1885 - 1962)*
  Oliver Gordon (1888 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairmount Cemetery
Prowers County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 35 Lot 27
Created by: Kathryn Hammett Gordon
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100015895
Rettie Belle <i>Gordon</i> Jeffries
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- Floyd and Kathryn Gordon
 Added: Nov. 1, 2012

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