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Dr. Gordon Ralph Gix

Male 1883 - 1915  (32 years)


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  • Name Gordon Ralph Gix 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 12 Jun 1883  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-180088 
    Died 4 Nov 1915  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: typhoid fever 
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Petroskey, Emmet, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I180088  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Otto Gix,   b. 20 Sep 1856, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1918, Petroskey, Emmet, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Louisa Diebel,   b. 10 Mar 1860, Lisbon, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1936, Petroskey, Emmet, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1878  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dr. R. Gordon Gix Has Passed Away. Member of dental profession in Grand Rapids for eight years, died Thursday at his home, 1448 Robinson Road. Death was caused by Typhoid Fever. He had been ill two weeks. Dr. Gix was born in Canada, June 12 1883, and removed to Petoskey, MI. with his parents the next year. He graduated from the Petoskey High School, and received his dental education at the University of Michigan. While attending the university, he married Miss Marie Conn, of Lansing. With his wife he came to Grand Rapids in 1907. He was a member of the York lodge, F & A. M., Columbia Chapter No 132 R. A. M., DeMolat Commandery No 5, Knights Templar, and was a noble of the Mystic Shrine in Saladin Temple. He was a captain of the Arab patrol at the time of his death. Besides his widow, he is survived by his parents, and a brother and sister. His mother and sister were at his beside when he died. A religious practitioner attended the patient.

      Grand Rapid News, November 05 1915

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      Dr. Gordon Gix is Taken By Typhoid Fever Prominent young Dentist is dead, after illness of two weeks. Was well known in Masonic circles. Popular Captain of Arab Patrol, taken suddenly, when his illness was not regarded as critical. Dr. R. Gordon Gix, dentist, died last evening at his home, 1448 Robinson Road, of Typhoid Fever, after an illness of a little more than two weeks. Dr. Gix was one of the popular young professional men of the city, and had won a multitude of friends, through his sterling merit as a man, and as a worthy citizen. In his profession, he was among the leaders, and was most highly regarded. R. Gordon Gix was born in Canada, June 12, 1883, and was taken to Petoskey in infancy when his parents removed to that city. He was educated in the public schools of Petoskey, and at the University of Michigan. While attending the University, he was married in 1906, to Miss Marie Conn, of Lansing. Graduating in 1907, Dr. & Mrs Gix came to Grand Rapids, and had since made their residence in this city. He became interested in fraternal affairs through having been in that atmosphere at his home and soon after coming to Grand Rapids, became a member of York Lodge, No 410 Dr. Gix is survived by his widow, father, mother, a sister and a brother, all of whom, except his widow, reside in Petoskey. His mother and sister were at his side when the summons came, and his father and brother arrived later in the evening. The illness of Dr. Gix, while regarded as serious, was not thought to be critical, and his demise came with a suddenness that was a shock to his many friends. Burial at Greenwood Cem. Petoskey, MI

      The Petoskey Evening News, November 08, 1915

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      Dr. Gordon Gix Laid To Rest. Petoskey Masons and friends of the late Dr. R. Gordon Gix attended the funeral held Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church in large numbers and the beautiful floral pieces showed the esteem in which the doctor was held by his large circle of friends and fraternal brothers, both of Petoskey, Grand Rapids and other cities. The body arrived late Saturday evening accompanied by the funeral party, included in which were four men from Saladin Temple of Grand Rapids, where the deceased was one of the leading workers. The party was met by an escort from Ivanhoe Commandery, K.T. and the body was taken to the Henika parlors. Sunday afternoon the Commandery escorted by a delegation from the Durand Lodge No 311, F&AM, marched to the Gix home on North Howard Street and escorted the family to the church where the full Knights Templar funeral service was held. Rev. P B. Ferris of the Presbyterian Church assisted at the service. The body was escorted to Greenwood Cemetery by the Knights Templar with their escort from Durand Lodge F&AM

      The Petoskey Evening News, Petoskey, MI. Monday, Nov. 08, 1915

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1883 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: typhoid fever - 4 Nov 1915 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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