William and Ellen Gordon (lower left) and their children. W&E are my great great grandparents. Frank, (2nd from left back row) is Mom’s grandfather, and my great grandfather. William fought in the civil war at age 17. He moved his family from Wisconsin to South Dakota in 1885.
This comes from a collection and book compiled by descendant Eric J. Guignard of Chino Hills, CA. It traces the Gordon lineage back to Scotland.
Mother adds this about Grandpa Gordon (Frank):
I knew him well until they moved to Oregon during WW II. … I never saw him, though, dressed any way other than a three-piece suit with watch fob, garters on her shirt sleeves, and spats on his shoes, even though he was long retired at that time. And non-air-conditioned summers in S Dak could be brutal.