Obituaries - Joel Gordon
Blandinsville Star-Gazette - September 6, 1923
Joel Floyd Gordon, son of Newton Jasper and Nancy Grigsby Gordon was born in Blandinsville township February 24, 1864 and spent his entire life in the same locality and departed this life September 2, 1923, age 59 years, 7 months and 9 days.
On February 1894 he was united in marriage to Grace Wilson of this city, who preceded him in death July 2, 1900. To this union 2 daughters were born: now Mrs. Leone Banks and Mrs. Eileen Hall both of Blandinsville. He was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth, who died in infancy, a brother William who died September 9, 1905 and his father who passed away August 27, 1919.
Besides his aged mother and 2 daughters, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters - John Henry and James Owens Gordon of Blandinsville; Mrs. Ruby Kerr of LaHarpe; Mrs. Olive Prendarvis and Pearl Kempher both of Blandinsville; Misses Nancy J., Deliliah C., and Donna M. still at home.
Contributed by Linda Worstell