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William Miles Gordon
(1864 - 1958)

William Miles "Willie", son of Alexander Gordon & Elizabeth Prince, was born May 9, 1864 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Nov 13, 1958 Perryville, Perry Co AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Occupation: Farmer
Married: (1) Martha Barnes "Marthie" Jun 7, 1888 Van Buren Co AR. She is the daughter of Andrew Barnes & Rebecca Williams and was born Sep 14, 1865 in AR, died Dec 1909 AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Married: (2) Annie Bell Oliger-Clowers June 5, 1910 Conway Co AR. She is the daughter of Charles Franklin Oliger & Sallie Eoff and was born Sep 18, 1885 Woolverton Mountain, Conway Co AR, died Dec 29, 1942 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.

Children of William & Martha:
1. Lillie born Jan 14, 1892 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Dec 25, 1909 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Married: Jessie Zachariah Marlow Apr 22, 1906 Conway Co AR. He is the son of George Marlow & Sarah Ann West & was born Nov 13, 1884 MO.

Children of William & Annie Bell:
1. Archie Joseph born Mar 25, 1911 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Feb 25, 1979 Morrilton, Conway Co AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Married: Opal Mayall Aug 20, 1932 Conway Co AR. She was born Jun 21, 1911, died Oct 26, 1974 & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Children: Jewell (1934-?)
2. Olen Robert born Mar 11, 1913 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Oct 21, 2006 Clinton AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
3. William Elba born May 21, 1916 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died June 13, 1981 Risco, New Madrid Co MO & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Married: Ruby Una Holloway Apr 14, 1934 Van Buren Co AR. She was born May 31, 1918 AR.
Children: ?Zoe Etta
4. Ruby born May 28, 1917 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Dec 1986 Portland, Multnomah Co OR.
Married: Blake Shipp Nov 2, 1932 Van Buren Co AR. He was born 1908 AR.
5. Willie Mae born Sep 29, 1922 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR.
Married: Luther Edwards Mar 18, 1939 Van Buren Co AR. He was born 1921 AR.
Children: Jimmie (1939-?)
6. Charlie Raymond born Feb 15, 1926 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Sep 1, 2004 Stuttgart, Monroe Co AR & buried at Shady Grove Cemetery, Monroe Co AR.
Married: Ila Faye Sigler Aug 19, 1943 Conway Co AR. She is the daughter of Edward J. Sigler & Dora M. ? & was born Oct 10, 1925 Conway Co AR, died Feb 1, 2013 AR.
Children: Gail Isabel & Eddie

Timeline:
1. May 9, 1864 William Miles Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
2. Aug 29, 1870 Conway Co AR census shows R.T. Bradley age 26, Julia age 30, Joseph Gordon age 10, Roxey Gordon age 8, William Gordon age 6, John Bradley age 3 & Stanton Bradley age 1, living in Lick Mountain township, P.O. Springfield. R.T. is a Farmer. R.T. & Julia were born in TN, all others in AR. Note: The census listed Joseph, Roxie & William under the surname, Bradley. (pg 50b, #19)
3. June 4, 1880 Conway Co AR census shows Isaac Bradley age 36, Elizabeth age 40, William M. Gordon age 16, (Step-Son) John Bradley age 13, Charity age 11, Bluford age 8, Mary age 6, Isaac N. age 4 & Jasper age 3mo, living in Lick Mountain township. William attended school & worked on the farm. Isaac is a Farmer. Isaac & Elizabeth were born in TN, others in AR. (pg 343b, #53)
4. Jun 7, 1888 William M. Gordon age 24 married Martha Barnes age 20 in Van Buren Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
5. Jan 14, 1892 Lillie Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
6. June 4, 1900 Conway Co AR census shows William Gordon age 35 (Oct 1865), Mattie age 33 (Oct 1866), living in Lick Mountain township. They had been married 10yrs, had 4 children with one living. His daughter Lillie was born Jan 1892. She did not attend school. William is a Farmer. (pg 77a, #28)
7. Apr 22, 1906 Lillie Gordon married Jesse Z. Marlow in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
8. Dec 1909 Martha Barnes-Gordon, first wife of William M. Gordon, died in Conway Co AR.
9. Dec 25, 1909 Lillie Gordon-Marlow died in Conway Co AR.
10. Jun 5, 1910 William Miles Gordon married Annie Bell Oliger-Clowers in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
11. Mar 25, 1911 Archie Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
12. Mar 11, 1913 Olen Robert Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
13. May 21, 1915 William Elba Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
14. May 28, 1917 Ruby Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
15. Jan 9, 1920 Conway Co AR census shows William Gordon age 54, Annie age 34, Archie age 8, Olen age 6, William E. age 4 & Ruby age 2, Ella Clowers age 16, Stella Clowers age 15, Alex Clowers age 13 & Arlie Clowers age 11 and a grand-daughter Alta Gosnell? age 6mo, living in Lick Mountain township. William is a Farmer. (pg 220a, #105)
16. Sep 29, 1922 Willie Mae Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
17. Feb 15, 1926 Charlie Raymond Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
18. Apr 2, 1930 Conway Co AR census shows W.M. Gordon age 65, Annie age 44, Archie age 19, Robert age 17, William age 14, Ruby age 12, Willie age 7 & Charles R. age 4, living in Austin township near Hwy 18. William is a Farmer. (pg 1b, #14)
19. Apr 10, 1930 Conway Co AR census shows Ila Fay Sigler-Gordon age 4yrs, 6mo living with her parents & siblings on their farm in Austin township. (pg 5a, #82)
20. Aug 20, 1932 Archie Gordon age 21 married Opal Mayall age 21 in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
21. Nov 2, 1932 Ruby Gordon age 17 married Blake Shipp age 24 in Van Buren Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
22. Apr 14, 1934 William Elba Gordon age 19 married Ruby Holloway age 16 in Van Buren Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
23. Mar 18, 1939 Willie Mae Gordon age 18 married Luther Edwards age 18 in Van Buren Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
24. Apr 3, 1940 Conway Co AR census shows Willie Gordon age 75, Annie age 54, Olen age 26, Charlie age 14, Luther Edwards age 19 (Son-in-Law), Willie May age 17 & Jimmie age 4mo (Grandson), living in Austin township off Hwy 9. He owned his home valued at $3000. Highest Grade of School Completed: Willie & Annie Grade 7, Olen Grade 10, Charlie Grade 8, Luther Grade 6 & Willie May Grade 9. Willie, Olen & Luther were Farmers. All were born in AR. (pg 1a, #5, ED 15-1)
25. Apr 5, 1940 Conway Co AR census shows Archie Gordon age 29, Opal age 28 & Jewell age 6, living in Austin township. He owned his home valued at $75. Archie was a Timekeeper for a Road Construction company. All were born in AR. Highest Grade of School Completed: Archie Grade 8, Opal Grade 10 & Jewell Grade 1. (pg 2b, #33, ED 15-1)
26. Apr 11, 1940 Van Buren Co AR census shows William Elba Gordon age 24, Ruby age 21 & ?Zoe Etta age 4, living in Culpepper township. All were born in AR. Elba is a W.P.A. Clerk. They are renting their home at $5 per month. Highest Grade of School Completed: Elba 4yrs high school, Ruby 1yr high school. (pg 71b, #92, ED 81-10)
27. Apr 13, 1940 Van Buren Co AR census shows George Shipp age 71, Roxey age 67, Bessie age 31, Blake Shipp ge 35 & Ruby age 23, living in on their farm in Culpepper township. George owned his home valued at $100. All were born in AR. George & Blake are Farmers. Highest Grade of School Completed: George & Roxey Grade 5, Blake Grade 7 & Ruby 3yrs high school. (pg 74a, #141, ED 71-10)
28. Oct 16, 1940 William Elba Gordon, age 25, was living in Formosa, Van Buren Co AR, employed by W.P.A. Project. He was 5'11", 165lbs, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair with a Ruddy Complexion. (WW2 Draft Regis)
29. Oct 16, 1940 Archie Joseph Gordon, age 29, was living in Conway Co AR. He is 5'8", 135lbs, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair with a Light Complexion. (WW2 Draft Regis)
30. Oct 16, 1940 Olen Robert Gordon was living in Conway Co AR. He is 6'1", 152lbs, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair with Light Complexion. (WW2 Draft Regis)
31. Aug 19, 1943 Charlie R. Gordon, age 18 married Ila Faye Sigler, age 18 in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
32. Feb 22, 1945 William Elba Gordon enlisted in the army at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Little Rock AR. (US WWII Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946)
33. Nov 13, 1958 William Miles Gordon died in Perryville, Perry Co AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
34. Feb 25, 1979 Archie Gordon died in Morrilton, Conway Co AR & buried at Halbrook Cemetery, Conway Co AR. Last residence for Archie Gordon was North Little Rock, Pulaski Co AR and last benefit paid was Morrilton, Conway Co AR. (SSDI)
35. Jun 13, 1981 William E. Gordon died in MO. Last residence was Risco, New Madrid Co MO. (SSDI)
36. 1983 Charlie R. Gordon worked as an extra in the movie "A Soldier's Story" on location in Clarendon AR. ("A Soldier's Story")
37. Dec 1986 Ruby Gordon-Shipp died in OR. Last residence for was Portland, Multnomah Co OR. (SSDI)
38. Sep 1, 2004 Charlie Gordon died in AR. Last residence was Clarendon, Monroe Co AR. (SSDI)
39. Oct 21, 2006 Olen Robert Gordon died in AR.
40. Feb 1, 2013 Ila Faye Sigler-Gordon died in AR. (SSN Death Index)
41. In the early 1920's William Elba, Olen Robert & Ruby Gordon attended Woolverton Mountain School.
42. William Miles Gordon is my half gg Uncle.

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