Published in The Rochester Sentinel Thursday, July 31, 1913
Death's Call is Extended to Two Wm. GORDON, son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel GORDON, died Wednesday night, after ten days illness of pneumonia, contracted as the result of a cold bath plunge taken when he was in an overheated condition. "Billy" GORDON was one of the best known and liked farmers in the county, and his death comes as a shock to many. He was known as an industrious man, and his good nature and friendly spirit made him many friends in the county. He was born in Fulton county, September 1876. He attended school in the Fulton county township schools, and there made friends of all with whom he came in contact. In 1905 he married Miss Verna HAY, sister of Mel HAY, county surveyor elect. He is survived by his wife and two children, George [GORDON], aged six, and Harry [GORDON], aged five; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel GORDON, and four brothers, Frank [GORDON], Eugene [GORDON], John [GORDON] and Lyman [GORDON], all residents of this county. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon, with services at the home, on the Ed. MERCER place, southwest of Rochester, at two o'clock by Rev. J. D. KRUWEL. The body will be buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
SOURCE: Fulton County Indiana Obits/Biogs - 1913 by Wendell C. Tombaugh
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