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i , 25@ r o n K j 2f(S and 1ml- ".-'I . *~~- ' "'·'·· " C.PL. GORDON'S ACTIVE LIFE . BROUGHT- TO A CLOSE. II was w i l b great regret Hull Ihe dealli of Col. Alexander Gordon was read in The Journal hist evening, by his hundreds of friends. The news of his end came .is quite a shock lo bis Hamilton friends, ami while Col. (iordon has not resided in this city for over 15 years, he still bad ninny warm friends in the city. To Ihose intimately acquainted w i t h Col.jGordon, however, liis death was not" wholly : iincxper:led. He bad been ill i'oi' nuinthsj, suffering''from A New A New Tbe Alex. mosl in every was workmen years f a i r a diseasc science lias slill'failed y*ry JJo..2 No. ear C2@ grades No. 2, ^(~ $18 $U.OO (o cure--Brigbl's disease. The na- Inre.of Jjiii'illnes's" arid liis advanced age epnid bill ultimately bring only ihe'i'C.siilt--his death. ''"" Ii; Ki;'(iijrdoii had b'eeu in London for.''llie' ; paSt : !liree'h'iOnlhs with"his "wife, ·giii(isj ! l'o" ! Kul'dpc afler"liiiifp a ,'ong stay: at ."'Ih'S'-smhinor' Vomc -at Seabright ! , N.'J. To'those near to him it bad become apparent dial the disease was lo win the mastery but- everything that human agency could do was done lo prolong bis life, and make bis last days days of comfort and enjoyment. The end cauac on Sunday evening in London. Mrs. Earlc C. Hooven received a Iciter a few days ago from Fred Gordon, of Philadelphia; who accompanied flic.'Gordon's''^ "Europe, saying thaVniCy! wiliild'ail be home by'Hep- Icmber 2fl. The'news of Col. Gordon's deiillt 'was-'llifci-efore 1 a' greal surprise. - *£t'\-';-.. ' I t is known that^.tejlcniel' Gfrrdon A man in was bail 'ti i worhl. 1: ocean all tbe as the the Nile of'i)-a?e Tins' bis ranks from 20c each. d . m i .n ·· forlni!^ 2 bunches. bunch. ., . " ' · ."· 52.00 aiid family, .with his physicians, bad 'left the colonel's yaelity the Asiaria, / iiVioi'i 1 /. 1 li ii' e : week;) : ago' fro vi si t '·' h at Wooilfield, liyHou Grove, Tnttlcy Hill, Lonilon. ' = ! . - ' ' · i Sn f a r ' n o arrangements as lo funeral .-.ojr'liist rC'sting place of Col. Cjordnu-arc known here.· Colonel, Gordon was born in Belfast,' Scotland, -Decomber l(i, : 1840, aiid al Ihe time of bis death was liot quite 711 years of age. When still'a young man be came lo America and learned lo be a mechanic. This was in 18?2. ' W i t h George A. Gray, hi! worked early in bis life in Cincin- n a t i , al Ibe Niles works, run by. life Niles brothers. They worked failh- I'ully, having hammered away on Ihe government gniiboals: Lalcr Ihe Nik's 7 works needed an In he never the when lie. men, they as business of - . was great business Mr. niion a If to care additional lalhe''0r l\vi in the shop and foiinirdlt't'icnlly in gellhif; Ihem. li\i|.;lhey secured it; and soon -Col. (limlini aided' in bnilding others, and before loiig a company' composed^ of. .lames (Ini'f, Alexander Gordon and lico'rge A. Gray Was-formed and'eall- cd Ihe Niles Tool Works Co. The Niles works went inlo decay and faded. Tlie new'company worked im- der diffifnlties and in 18T2 Ihc firm moved to. Hamilton, Imill a fine shop on N o r t h ' T h i r d ' a n d - M i sigcd for an output of $25,000 per month. In 1S74 the company was in- ·or|ioratcd, Mr. Ciaff becoming president, Mr. Ciordon secretary, and M^r. Oray treasurer. In 1S77 Mr. Gray exhausted by t h e increasing debts, retired, and li. C. McKinuey was.put in Ihc office, and a year later George T. liciss, a machinist who had edn- tried, reaching! him.- half peck! pound. measure. dozen. caleil himself .jy. iiig'^jj studies, was put in charge of (tic engineering de- plirtmenti Sin..Gordon took Hie head of the inslitnlion and business was pushed with vigor,.and presently;the- capacities of the slipp^*icrc readied. A few years .later 'branclics \vere started in Philadelp'liia, Chicago, Xew York and Pitt'sburg. When at Ibe height of success, Col. Gordoh, while the 'depot in 1879, was overcome by heal and his health was seriously shattered. ' In 1SS4 Mr. Cope of the Cope Maxwell Pump works retired, and Mr. Cordon purchased the plant for a new company, composed of Messrs. (iordon, McKinncy and Gaff of Iho Xilcs Tool worlcs. A sborl lime later Mr. Maxwell retired and the name was changed to the Gordon Steam Pump Co. The shop was newly eniii|.|ied and did a splendid' busi- Tool Gaff."I - Mr. check tide Colonel to the o St. the in pound., ' ^ pound. Afler his snnstrokc,'Cploncl Gordon withdrew from liis local factory Affiliations atid traveled abroad^ Jie relnrned lo Amcricai.seyC)-al, ilim'es, but Mho visits .iv.ere .only; brief. ^ : : Colonel Gordon'.^ras married . lo Miss Carrie Gflritoni, of^H*miUon,ln 11874! Mrs. Oofdoilvnittl^lf i! years of

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  1. Butler County Democrat,
  2. 15 Sep 1910, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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