Biographical and Genealogical information
|George Gorton II, circa 1916|
Organization of biographical and genealogical content:
Fundamentally, this content is focused on George Gorton II and his family. However,
as I come across content pertaining to other of my ancestors & relatives,
such information will also be presented.
A significant problem (limitation): Unfortunately, a great method
of graphically representing genealogical relationships for static web pages
doesn't come to mind, and a dynamic system would seem to require a great deal
of time. With limited time available to transfer the great masses of content to web
pages, the approach is going to be a bit clunky, for which I apologize.
Thus, minimal information about individuals will be represented here, but
clicking on the relevant link (usually the name of the person) will redirect
the user to more in-depth content.
Grandparents of George Gorton II
Betty Barrett Gorton & James Gorton Sr.
Eliza Buffham & William Buffham
Parents, Aunts and Uncles of George Gorton II
George Gorton I, Elizabeth Buffham
Aunts and Uncles
Biography of George Gorton II
Biographical details of George Gorton II
Tostenson (George II's first wife) family information
Siblings of George Gorton II
George Gorton II's brothers and sisters
Children of George Gorton II
George III, Elizabeth, Charles & James
Grand-children of George Gorton II
Families of George III, Elizabeth, Charles & James
Where did they live?
One very useful resource is the series of
Racine Business/City directories [RCity]
entries. Sets of these are at both the Racine Heritage Museum and the archives
of UW-Parkside. Here is a partial listing (done quickly,
and should be redone methodically) of who in the family did what for a living,
where they lived, and the year the information is from.
Where are they buried?
Most of George Gorton II's siblings and a number of immediate ancestors
are buried in Racine's Mound Cemetery.
Various photos are organized two ways:
- Here is an arbitrary organization of all
of the photos and documents from Charles & Dorothy's collection, ranging from
various 1800's photos, to Charles' High School report cards, to Dorothy's family
- Pre-1900 photos, plus a few
others where the identities are mostly or completely unknown.
If you can help identify any of these, please let me know - Rick
In addition to Gorton Machine, there were a number of other businesses George
got deeply involved with or started. Some were short lived, others lasted
decades. The known ones are:
Racine Basket Company (closed in 1893)
Planters' Engines, Unknown timeframes
The Gorton Fence Co. of Waukegan, IL. Believed to have been in business 1915-1920.
The Federal Mailing and Machine Co. Unknown timeframes. Office in Milwaukee, WI and factory in Racine, WI.
The Gorton trust and Betty G Petroleum Co. Cement Oklahoma, and some locations in Texas.
1919 through early 1950s.
References and sources used
The majority of historical biographical content came from various
a large number of photos and documents came from Charles' and
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