Biography of Alexander Gorden
Ten Mile River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Alexander Gordon. The subject of this sketch whose portrait appears in the body of this work, was born in Montreal, Canada. He received a common school education as he grew up through boyhood to man's estate. He remained in Canada till 1863, being engaged in farming during that time. In that year he, with his family, sailed from New York City for California, via Panama, arriving in San Francisco in October, 1863. He at once proceeded to Mendocino county, and procured work in the Caspar saw mill, where he remained for several years. He next purchased a ranch north of Caspar a short distance, and began the butchering business in connection with farming, which he conducted for five or six years. In 1875 he purchased his present ranch, about two miles north of Westport, consisting of one thousand acres, where he is engaged in farming, stock raising, and also butchering for the Westport market. In the fall of 1879 he was elected Supervisor to represent the fourth district. He is a man of enterprise and sterling integrity, and one to whom honor is due. He was married to Miss Christian M. Martin, February 28, 1861, a native of Canada. Their children are: John, Elizabeth, Alonzo, Ella, and Peter.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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