ALONZO CURTIS GORDY GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Toronto Republican, Friday, Aug. 9, 1906,
Pg. 1 & 4
Vol. XXIV, No. 32
C. GORDY DEAD.
a Pioneer Resident—40
in County Politics
an old Soldier.
Alonzo Curtis Gordy, for
nearly 46 years a resident of Woodson County, died at his home in Toronto
Tuesday at 8 a. m. after an illness of several months duration.
Gordy was one of the best known foremost citizens of the county. He had
held various township and county offices and was last spring a candidate for
nomination as county Treasurer before the Republican Primary Election but was
compelled to withdraw on account of the illness which resulted in his death.
May he partially regained strength and cast his last vote in the Primary
election in June.
delegation from the Masonic Lodge at Yates Center attended the funeral services.
Among the visiting lodgemen were Senator G. H. Lamb; Representative J. H.
Sticher; Probate Judge James Gregory; County Clerk Fred Jackson; J. C. Hunt, S.
C. Singleton, A. Singleton, Roy Singleton, S. Johnson, H. S. Trueblood, J. W.
Depew, M. B. Lockard.
Curtis Gordy was born April 11, 1845 near Elkhart Indiana. He died at his
home in Toronto August 7, 1906, after a long and painful illness. He was
61 years 4 months and 27 days old.
deceased was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Phillips Dec. 25, 1866.
To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters, all of whom
are living, who with the wife and mother, mourn the loss of a loving husband and
father. Frank who resides in Iola, Kansas, Mrs. W. P. Hoge of Pasadena
Calif. and Fred of Toronto were at the bedside when the end came, about 8
o’clock Tuesday morning. Mrs. Victor A. McCreary of Los Angeles, Calif.
was unable to be present on account of a sick child.
Gordy came to Woodson County, Kansas in March 1859 when but a boy of 13 years.
At the tender age of 16 he enlisted Oct. 19, 1861 in Co. F, 9th Reg. of the
Kansas Vol. Cavalry, and served well his country until January 16, 1865, when he
was honorably discharged at Duvall’s Bluff, Arkansas.
made a Mason at Coyville, Kansas nearly 40 years ago and became a member of
Toronto Lodge of Masons in 1883, where he has since been an honored and loved
funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday
afternoon by Pastor, Rev. D. E. Ambrose, and the members of the Masonic Lodge,
The Masons, The Eastern Star and the G. A. R. were present in body. The
church was very beautiful adorned with flowers, as expression of the love and
sympathy of many friends.
H. Lamb, of Yates Center a long time friend, was present and made a few very
appropriate remarks during the service. Brother J. H. Sticher of Yates
Center by request recited the Masonic Funeral service.
Gordy’s unfortunate death is a shock and a deep loss to the community in which
he had so long been a resident. The expressions of love and sincere
feeling shown at the funeral was notable evidence of his high standing in the
ranks of the men of the county.
The bereaved family have the earnest sympathy of countless friends in their hour of sorrow.