John Gordon and family arrived in Raymond, Alberta in 1907, some time in June. They worked in the beet fields in and around Raymond for a short time. Later they moved to Lethbridge.
Dad was employed at a lumber yard. In 1911, we moved to Coalhurst. The same year Dad built a home in Wigan where we lived for many years. Dad was a watchman for the mine, a job he held until 1927.
During World War 1, Bill, the oldest brother joined the forces. He was in the Artillery, Driver William Gordon. Later he was discharged for health reasons. After his discharge, he moved back to Coalhurst to become a fireman on the mine engine. Farming was his main love and he had forty acres on the edge of town. Later he sold this and moved to an eighty acre farm halfway between Coalhurst and Lethbridge. Bill was married and had no family. He passed away in 1932.
Joe married Jean Elizabeth Hammond and had two children. They are living in Calgary and have three grandchildren, one boy and two girls. Joe was a Lance Corporal from 1939 to 1945. Joe passed away September 29, 1972 and his wife Jean passed away September 23, 1983.
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