Lieut Edward Clifford Gordon

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Lieut Edward Clifford Gordon

Birth
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Jan 1922 (aged 79)
Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 280 lot 5787, buried January 28, 1922
Memorial ID 8672159 · View Source
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Confederate Officer, Presbyterian Minister, College President. Attended University of Virginia; enlisted a private 3d Company Richmond Howitzers. Ordanace officer on the staff of General Echols. Post-War, he attended Washington College and Union Theological Seminary. He was a Presbyterian minister in Savannah, Georgia. He became President of Westminister College in Missouri.
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Lexington Intelligencer, January 27, 1922
Death of Dr. E.C. Gordon
Dr. E.C. Gordon, one of the most prominent clergymen in the Presbyterian
church, and a former pastor of the Lexington Presbyterian church, died
yesterday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock at his home in St. Louis, death being
due to pneumonia.
Dr. Gordon was born in Virginia, and served during the Civil War as private
secretary to General Robert E. Lee. After the war he completed his
education and entered the ministry. He came to Lexington October 9, 1888,
and was pastor of the local Presbyterian church until July, 1892, when he
resigned to become president of Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. He
resigned from this position in May, 1898 and returned to his former charge
in Lexington, remaining here until January 1, 1911, when he moved to St.
Louis, where he has since lived.
Dr. Gordon is survived by his wife and the following children: E. Clifford
Gordon, Fort Scott, Kansas; Mrs. J.C. McConkie, St. Louis; Stanley Gordon,
Vancouver, B.C.; Miss Harriet Gordon, St. Louis; Dr. Frank Gordon,
Baltimore, Md.; Lawton Gordon, St. Louis; Mrs. Jasperson, Alabama; Lewis
Gordon, U.S. Army, and Arthur Gordon.
The funeral will be held from the Westminster church in St. Louis, Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Louis.

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  • Created by: aphillcsa
  • Added: 23 Apr 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8672159
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Edward Clifford Gordon (1 Sep 1842–26 Jan 1922), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8672159, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by aphillcsa (contributor 46613068) .