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Gordon, Christopher Patrick

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/1/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. A, 1st VT CAV, SADR, m/o 11/18/64

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VITALS

Birth: 1832, Canada East
Death: 03/22/1888

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: C-353
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

Great Granduncle of Gordon Lawrence, South Burlington, VT

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BURIAL:

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St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

Christopher Gordon, Postmaster at Winooski, died last week. He was born June 18, 1831, and at the age of 19 years located in Burlington, but remained there only a short time, and then moved to Winooski, where he ever after resided. At the breaking out of the late civil war he enlisted in the Vermont Cavalry, serving three years, and fully meriting the honorable discharge he received. At the close of his military service he returned to Winooski and married Anna Dougherty, of Burlington. Seven children were born to them, only two of whom are living Louis J., aged 20 years, and Christopher Francis, 17, both residing at Winooski. One of the characteristics of Mr. Gordon was that whatever he undertook he went into with an energy that nothing could daunt. It was this quality that made him a good soldier, and an earnest working Democrat. His politics were of the most unfaltering type, and as chairman of the Democratic town committee for Colchester, an office he held for years, he did much to promote the growth of the party in that town. He was himself elected Constable and Collector and a Trustee of the village, beside which in various other ways his townsmen testified their appreciation of his merits. In 1886 he was appointed Postmaster, taking possession of the office January 25, 1887, and under his administration many needed improvements were inaugurated. The care of the office, coupled with previous hard work, increased physical disability originating from his army service, and for the past few months he has failed rapidly. He was an active member of the Church of St. Stephen at Winooski. By his death that Church loses a firm and consistent supporter, the Democratic party a faithful adherent, Winooski a useful citizen, and the government an efficient and painstaking official. The funeral of Mr. Gordon was last Sunday forenoon, Rev Father Coathuel officiating. It was attended by a delegation from Stannard Post, G. A. R., under the command of Gen. Theodore S. Peck and by a delegation from St. Stephen's Church. The bearers were Charles Black, John Healey, Bernard Graham, Morris Buckley, Henry Carpenter, and Alexander McDonald, with F. W. Macrae in charge. The remains were interred in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Source: Argus and Patriot, March 28, 1888.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.