Clarence McKenzie GORDON

Male 1891 - Abt 1947


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  • Name  Clarence McKenzie GORDON 
    Born  21 Nov 1891  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1947  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Abt 1947  Forest Hills Cemetary, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I53  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  31 Dec 2018 

    Father  Charles C. GORDON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Bertha UNKNOWN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F595  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary C. AMIRAULT,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1921  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Not officially married.
    Children 
     1. Harry Lee GORDON,   b. Jun 1922, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1944, St. Lo, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Robert McKenzie GORDON,   b. May 1925, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 2016
     3. Cecelia C. GORDON,   b. 1928, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1976, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Richard GORDON,   b. 1935, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2010
     8. Living
     9. Living
    Family ID  F1141  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Hilda M. WARD,   b. 19 Jul 1895, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1970, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Oct 1917  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1930  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Bef 1942 
    • Hilda and Clarence were never officially divorced. After they separated, Clarence lived with Mary in Boston and raised a family with her there.
    Children 
     1. Baby (Stillborn) GORDON,   b. 6 Dec 1917, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1917, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rosemary M. GORDON,   b. 3 Oct 1918, Glace Bay or Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2009
     3. Annie E. GORDON,   b. Abt Jul 1920, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Charles C. GORDON,   b. May 1921, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1891 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1921 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1947 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clarence McKenzie Gordon
    Clarence McKenzie Gordon

  • Notes 
    • At six months of age Clarence was an orphan as both his parents succumbed to TB. Clarence was brought to Nova Scotia by an aunt.

      In the memoirs of Hilda's brother, Ralph Sydney Ward writes regarding the Halifax Explosion on Dec 6, 1917, Hilda "had been sleeping at the time and was blown out of bed. Her husband Clarence Gordon was on guard duty at the barracks at the Citadel. He was found with his uniform blown clean off him and a terrible scalp wound. He had to have a silver plate put into the back of his skull."

      A note on on Ancestry left by Rebecca McManus states:
      "Clarence and Mary Gordon: Clarence M. Gordon left his wife, Hilda, in Nova Scotia after she was institutionalized as a result of post-traumatic stress syndrome experienced after the Halifax explosion. He went to Boston and co-habitated with Mary Gordon, whom he never officially married because he never divorced Hilda. Hence, we see that Mary entered her name as "Hilda" in the 1930 U.S. Census.