Florence Laurie Gordon

ID# 6330, (23 Oct 1918 - 14 Mar 1980)
Photo of Florence and her brother George.
Taken in Victoria, Canada

Florence Laurie Gordon was born on 23 Oct 1918 at Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, Scotland .1,2
She was the daughter of George Gordon and Hannah Watt Gerrard.

Florence Laurie Gordon was listed, along with George Gordon, on a passenger list dated 6 May 1920 going from Liverpool via "Haverford" to Halifax Canada

Ship HAVERFORD going to Halifax, Canada and to Philadelphia, USA from Liverpool.
GORDON George, Carpeneter 29
GORDON Hanah, Housewife, 29
GORDON George, Child, 7
GORDON Florence, Child, 1

On Canadian entry, states they have been away for 3 years.3

Florence Laurie Gordon was listed, along with George Gordon, on a passenger list dated 8 Mar 1928 going from Sydney Australia via "Niagara" to Vancouver Canada

Entry back to Canada from being in NZ.
GORDON George, Husband, 38, born Rosehearty Scotland, last in Canada Oct 1927 Winnipeg, Man, Carpenter.
Last address: Brother in Law, Mr G Third, Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand.
With George returning was:
GORDON Hannah, Wife, 37
GORDON George, Son, 15
GORDON Florence, Daughter, 9
GORDON Margaret, Daughter, 6
GORDON William, Son, 2.4

As of c 1940,her married name was Howard.
As of c 1950,her married name was Goddard.

Florence Laurie Gordon married Fraser Goddard c 1950 at Canada.1

Florence died on 14 Mar 1980 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at age 61 years, 4 months and 20 days.1,5

Florence and ? had 1 child known, still living, under the surname of Howard.

Florence and Fraser had 2 children, still living.

Family: Florence Laurie Gordon and Fraser Goddard

FatherGeorge Gordon (22 Sep 1890 - 31 Jul 1983)
MotherHannah Watt Gerrard (2 Mar 1891 - 22 Feb 1984)


  1. [S159] Letter or email from Colin Gordon (Canada - e-mail address) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) emails re family information August 2008.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1918 Pitsligo Aberdeen, 233/00 0064. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), 1920 Passengers lists leaving UK 1890 - 1960 - Findmypast.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  4. [S61] Shipping Records, 1928 - Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865 - 1935 - via Ancestry.co.uk.
  5. [S119] Canadian Vitial Statistics Agency, Canadian BDM Record, Canadian Indexes, unknown repository address, 1980 - Britich Columbia Archives online database: Reg No 1980-09-004322 BCA No : B13602 GSU No : 2051386. Hereinafter cited as Canadian BDM Record.