Jan. 23, 1864- My great-great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Miller Gideon, dies in Dewitt, Illinois. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetary in Clinton, Illinois. (She was the mother of Armstead Gideon.)
The obituary in the local paper, The Clinton Public, read:
January 28, 1864
DIED – In this town on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1864, Mrs. Elizabeth GIDEON, consort of George GIDEON, aged 72 years, 5 months and 7 days.
The Worland Family in America and Beyond
I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon