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Mary Jane (Kellogg) Gordon (1915)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 4/19/2008 at 22:29:48

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 5, 1916


Mary Jane Kellogg was born in Mahaska county, Iowa, August 18, 1849. She died at her home near Winterset, Dec. 30, 1915, at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 14 days.

She came with her parents to this county when a little girl and was one of the very early pioneers of Madison county. She was married to J. A. Gordon Sept. 3, 1865 and just a few months ago, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon were permitted to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Six children were born, two of whom with the husband, survive. They are Elmer Gordon and Mrs. Edna Gilleland, both residing in this county. Ellsworth died May 20, 1910, the others dying in infancy.

Mrs. Gordon united with the First Christian church of Winterset 30 years ago, and remained a faithful member until her death. She was also an active and honored member of the Woman's Relief Corps of this place.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Page 1, Column 7

Mrs. Jonathan Gordon

Mary Jane Kellogg was born in Mahaska county, Iowa, August 18, 1849, and died at her home in Winterset, Iowa De ember 30, 1915, aged 66 years, 4 month and 14 days. She was united in marriage to J. A. Gordon September 3, 1865. Six children were born to them. Emmet, Elnora and Essie died in childhood and Elsworth died May 25, 1910.

Elmer resides at Earlham, Iowa and Edna Gilleland at Winterset. She leaves as grandchildren, Grace Richmond, Daisy Gordon, Mabel Gordon, Iris Gordon, Thelma Gordon, Elaine Gordon, Celia Gordon, Cressly Gilleland.

She united with the First Christian church of Winterset, January 18, 1885, and lived a consistent and faithful Christian ever since. For the past year she has been deaconess of the church and was loved by the entire membership. She was a member of the Woman’s Relief Corps, of Winterset.

The funeral was preached by rev. L. E. Follansbee of Des Moines at one o’clock on New Years afternoon. A very large congregation of friends were in attendance and her remains were buried in the Gordon cemetery.

Winterset Madisonian
Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Page 7, Column 4

The City and County

Mrs. Jonathan Gordon died at her home just west of Winterset on last Thursday, after a very brief illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Gordon, whose maiden name was Kellogg, was one of the early settlers of this county and she was the last survivor of her parental family. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. L. E. Follansbee, her former pastor, were held from the Christian church on Saturday.


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