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GORDON, Lester Guy "Buss"[1]

Male 1898 - 1985  (87 years)


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  • Name GORDON, Lester Guy "Buss" 
    Born 14 Mar 1898  Oregon City, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Mar 1985  Coquille, Coos, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I193  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father GORDON, Charles Amos,   b. Jul 1869, Iowa [prob Jefferson, Marshall, Iowa] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1962, Saginaw, Lane, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Mother FRANKLIN, Eola Adelle "Oat",   b. 3 Jan 1876, Olean Township, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1948, Saginaw, Lane, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1895 
    Family ID F1466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family RODDY, Evelyn Luella,   b. 19 Feb 1908, Salem, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1989, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [1
    Married Apr 1927  San Bernardino, California (?) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GORDON, Baby Child,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. GORDON, David,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. GORDON, Gloria M.,   b. 1927, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1949, near Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. GORDON, Richard Alllen,   b. 17 Apr 1937,   d. 28 Sep 2000  (Age 63 years)
     7. Living
     8. GORDON, Mary Evelyn,   b. 27 Feb 1950,   d. 16 Mar 2005  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Buss Gordon
    Buss Gordon
    Bus Gordon & Evy (Roddy) Gordon
    Bus Gordon & Evy (Roddy) Gordon

  • Notes 
    • [Notes from Nita E. Franklin (?); San Bernardino County Marriage Certifcate, Book 44, Page159] [SS & OR Death Index]


      "Uncle Buss" was born in Oregon City, Oregon on 14 March, 1898.
      Buss was married prior to his marriage to his first cousin, Evelyn Roddy, whom he married on 11 April, 1927, in Upland California. Buss showed his mother's maiden name as Eola Bowen to avoid dra>
      wing attention to the fact that both his mother and Evy's mother had the same maiden name, Franklin. Buss also showed his name on the marriage certificate as "Guy Lester" vs "Lester Guy".
      He also misrepresented his marital status as "Single" instead of divorced [if he was indeed divorced from his first wife].
      One wonders whether the name Guy was just a coincidence, or if Aunt Oat knew about Guy Drock when she named him.
      Buss registered for the WWI draft when he was 20 [1918]. His residence at that time was in Ridgefield, Clarke County, Washington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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