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Helen E.  Gordon

Helen E. Gordon

Female 1846 - 1930  (84 years)

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  • Name Helen E. Gordon  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1846  Benton Harbor, Berrien Cnty, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 1930  Berrien Cnty, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Lake Shore Cemetery, Riverside, Berrien Cnty, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I612  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 

    Father Unknown Gordon,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jacob D. Elston / Elson,   b. 25 Aug 1828, Wayne Cnty, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1900, Berrien Cnty, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1865  [1
    Children 
     1. 9 Children Elston / Elson,   d. Yes
     2. Claude Henry Elson,   b. 2 Aug 1882, Hagar Twsp, Berrien Cnty, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1951, Benton Harbor, Berrien Cnty, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2013 17:03:48 
    Family ID F209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Soton Ryther,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Mar 1864  [1
    Last Modified 12 May 2010 20:30:00 
    Family ID F2479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Karen Knecht wrote in 2010:
      «tab»"Claude [Elson]'s father, Jacob Elston/Elson (b 1826, Wayne Co, MI; d 1900 Hagar Township, Berrien CO, MI), was a bit a "schemer" (scammer??).... When Jacob later married, his wife, Helen Gordon Ryther (b 1846), became an Elson and their children and all later descendents were Elsons.
      «tab»"Before Jacob and Helen's July 4, 1865 marriage, Jacob had been a witness at Helen's previous marriage to Soton Ryther. The Ryther marriage ceremony took place on March 16, 1864 at the home of Jacob's brother, George Elston & his wife, Harriet Gordon Elston.... Soon after their wedding, Soton Ryther left to fight in the Civil War and was killed in a battle. Harriet Gordon & Helen Gordon were sisters. Thus the 2 Elston brothers, George & Jacob were married to the 2 Gordon sisters, Harriet and Helen." Email from «i»alohakarenk@hotmail.com «/i»to Wm. C. Snouffer (12 May 2010).

  • Sources 
    1. [S70] Knecht, Karen|, Karen Beth Knecht, "Correspondence", (Karen B. Knecht, alohakarenk@hotmail.com).

    2. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Claude H Elson; 16 Mar 1951).

    3. [S878] Ancestry Tree - Kathie's, Kathie --------, "Kathie's Family", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16199081/listofallpeople).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).