Mary Alice Virginia Hoff Gordon


The Sunday Telegram., August 29, 1915, Page Three

Expires Suddenly at Her Home on Clay Street as Result of Heart Trouble.

Headstone of Samuel W. Gordon and his wives, including Mary Alice Virginia Hoff Gordon

Mrs. Mary Hoff Gordon, aged 59 years, widow of the late Samuel W. Gordon, died suddenly at her home at 408 Clay street at 5:45 o’clock Saturday afternoon from heart trouble.

Mrs. Gordon had been ailing for some time, but was able to be about. She spent the summer at the home of her sister, Miss Ellen Hoff, on Sycamore creek, and had returned home a week ago. Mrs. Mary Hoff Gordon was sitting in a chair reading a paper when she died. She was a daughter of Silas and Lydia Robinson Hoff, and was born in Clarksburg August 2, 1856, and lived here all her life.

April 27, 1892, she was married to S. W. Gordon, and to this union was born one child, Helen Urusla Gordon. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. James J. Coughlin; sisters, Miss Ellen Hoff, Miss Maude Hoff, Mrs. Nora Albright, all of Clarksburg; Mrs. J. P. Davisson, of Jane Lew; Mrs. Geneva F. Rector, of Petroleum, and Miss Ross Hoff, of Marseilles, Ill; and three brothers, John Louis and Boyd Hoff, all of California.

Mrs. Gordon was a life long member of the First Methodist Episcopal church here.

Funeral services will be held at her home at 408 Clay street, at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. G. D. Smith, of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, will conduct the services and the burial will be in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.


The Daily Telegram., August 30, 1915

Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Mary Hoff Gordon, who died suddenly of heart trouble at her home, 408 Clay street, late Saturday afternoon, were held from the home at 2 o’clock this afternoon and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.


The funeral services were in charge of the Rev. G. D. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, of which church the deceased woman had been a life long member.

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