Mary Wright Gordon

Georgia, USA
Death 15 Feb 1913 (aged 82)
Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial LaFayette, Walker County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 178594619 · View Source
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Walker County Messenger February 21, 1913, page 1.

Mrs. Mary Gordon, Aged 82, Is Dead

End Came Friday Morning at Home of Daughter in Chattanooga--Interment at Old Home Saturday

Mrs. Mary Gordon, aged 82 years, widow of Dr. Gordon, one of the pioneer citizens of the county and herself a life-time resident of Walker, died last Friday morning at four o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.(sic, should be N.) G. Keown, in Chattanooga.

Mrs. Gordon had been in declining health all the winter and about a month ago lay at the point of death for several days. Displaying wonderful vitality she recovered from this attack and some weeks ago was well enough to be removed to the home of her daughter in Chattanooga, where the end came.

Surviving her are two sons, both in the west, and three daughters.

The remains were brought to Lafayette Saturday morning and conveyed to the Gordon graveyard on the old Gordon farm two miles northwest of Lafayette, where the body was laid to rest beside that of her husband. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Roberson, of Chattanooga.

Additional Info..
She served as a spy for the Union during the Civil War and was compensated by the US government after the war for loss of property suffered as a loyal subject to the Union. In her own words, she said she "was despied" by the locals..

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  • Created by: Sherman D. Gibbs
  • Added: 20 Apr 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 178594619
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Wright Gordon (Jan 1831–15 Feb 1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 178594619, citing Gordon Chapel Cemetery, LaFayette, Walker County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sherman D. Gibbs (contributor 47160117) .