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Gordon, Margaret Elizabeth Schutt, 1866-1966

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1866-1966

Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon (1866-1966) was a mother and geneologist.

Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon was born on January 29, 1866, in Ossett, Yorkshire, England, to parents Henry and Eliza Brereton Vernon Schutt. At the age of 10 her family moved to British Colombia, Canada while her parents served as missionaries for the Church of England. In 1885 she converted to Mormonsism and her family moved to Utah. Here she met James Frater Gordon and they were married on July 13, 1893, in Logan, Utah. Together they had 4 children. Her family moved back to Canada and served as missionaries, trying to expand Mormonsim throughout Alberta. They later moved back to Utah where she began to gain an appreciation for geneology. Eventually ahe and James settled in Los Angeles, California. She continued to do geneology work until her death on October 3, 1966, in San Fransisco, California.

Citation

UPB files, December 18, 2014 (Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon was born on January 29, 1866, in Ossett, Yorkshire, England, to parents Henry and Eliza Brereton Vernon Schutt; moved to British Colombia, Canada while her parents served as missionaries for the Church of England; converted to Mormonsism and her family moved to Utah; met James Frater Gordon and they were married on July 13, 1893, in Logan, Utah; had 4 children; moved back to Canada and served as missionaries, trying to expand Mormonsim throughout Alberta; moved back to Utah where she began to gain an appreciation for geneology. Eventually ahe and James settled in Los Angeles, California; continued to do geneology work until her death on October 3, 1966, in San Fransisco, California).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8253
Content Description Collection contains the autobiography of Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon. The collection dates from 1866-1954 and accounts her life on the frontier in both Utah and Alberta, as well as financial and family hardships, church service, and transcontinental travel. Provides insight into the experience of Mormon women in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dated approximately 1866-1954.
Dates: Approximately 1866-1954