Descendants of Nixon Gordon

Notes


9. Robert (Bob) George Gordon

Baptised privatley at Crossdale. The mother died.


Sarah (Sadie) Elizabeth Gray

May have died 1997?


15. Hugh Gordon

Hugh and David both boarded at Campbell College Belfast and served during the war, both worked in China for a time Hugh returned to Belfast in the 30,s and worked at Campbell College and died in Belfast, David went to Hong Kong and returned to Sussex England in the 1950/s. Betty boarded at Victoria College, Belfast , studied Mod Languages at Queen’s University Belfast and returned to Scotland. Robin went to Queens University Belfast, studied languages and psychology and was in business until he moved to Dublin 1968 where he was in the Grain Trade.


21. John Robert Gordon

Recollections of John Robert on early Mildura and his father David F Gordons' involvement with Mildura Club. Mildura was a 'dry' area but the establishment of a licenced Clubs crept into the district which brought a movement to establish a recreation club to provide for those who were opposed to alcohol. Two large blocks were obtained on the corner of Maddern Ave & 9th St which provided a billard room of several tables, card room & a bar for new alcoholic drinks, as well as a large area to stable & tie horses. On a fateful day 11th Nov 1911D.F.Gordon signed, with two others, a joint & several guarantee, with the bank for the money required. I believe that it was expected that other would carry a share but did not come up to scratch. Some years later a large two story building was erected to replace the humble beginnings only to meet the changing attitudes to alcohol in Mildura. The club soon failed and Dad & another were left with the debt, the third having failed in business earlier. Even the morgage helk by the Racobited was called up. This liability cast a gloom over the family for may years and was ultimatly paid by the rising value of the block of land. Had he died earlier the debt would have to been paid or carried by the family. The lesson firmly learnt - do not sign a joint & several guarantee.