John Brown Gordon, Jr

John Brown Gordon, Jr

Birth
Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Sep 1884 (aged 18–19)
Kirkwood, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section 7 Block 341 Lot 2 Grave 11
Memorial ID 131578553 · View Source
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Constitution, Sept 13, 1884
Death of John B. Gordon, Jr.

Died at the residence of his father, General J. B. Gordon at Kirkwood, John B. Gordon, Jr., at ten minutes to twelve o'clock last night. Funeral notice will appear in tomorrow's Constitution.

Constitution, Sept 14, 1884

The announcement of Mr. John B. Gordon's death in yesterday's Consitution was a sad surprize to the many friends of General Gordon's family. Mr. Gordon died at his father's residence in Kirkwood, at midnight Friday night, and in his death the family loses one of its brightest ornaments. Mr. Gordon was just nineteen years of age, and was General John B. Gordon's youngest son. He was a young man of brilliant mind and fine intellectual attainments, and had he lived would doubtless have crowned his name with honor and fame. Mr. Gordon attended the Kirkwood military academy until graduated by thtat institution, and then entered the State university at Athens. During his cadetship at the Kirkwood academy he displayed wonderful resources of mind, and secured from Professor Neal the declaration that he was the brightest boy and the best and closest student he had ever trained. After graduating from the academy and entering the university he applied himself to his studies with his accustomed zeal, and his class-standing was a source of pride to himself and gratification to his parents and friends. His first year at the university was a complete success, but, just before its completion his system began to give away, and during the "commencement exercises" last July, he was called home much against his will. The rest from his studies, it was thought, would restore him to his usual good health, but soon after reaching home he was taken with bilious fever. This eventually ran into typhoid fever, which ended his life. During his illness he had every possible attention love and welath could give him, and until a week or ten days ago it was thought that he would recover. However, about that time he began to grow worse, and a few days ago became delirious. Wednesday last all hope of his recovery was abandoned, and from that time on those who loved him best watched his life ebb away with hearts full of sorrow.

Everyone who knew Mr. Gordon loved him. He was a young man of fine character, and his highest ambition in life seemed to be to merit the good will of others. His funeral will occur today at his father's residence, in Kirkwood. Trains will leave the city this morning for Kirkwood, on which the friends of the family and the pallbearers will go out.

After the services at the residence the body will be coveyed to Oakland cemetery and laid to rest.


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  • Created by: L Ferree
  • Added: 19 Jun 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 131578553
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Brown Gordon, Jr (1865–12 Sep 1884), Find a Grave Memorial no. 131578553, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by L Ferree (contributor 47116659) .