Joseph Gordon Fetterman1

#21774, (8 May 1884 - 31 March 1969)
Relationship3rd cousin of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Wilfred Baldwin Fetterman1 (1832 - 1910)
Mother*Elizabeth S Edwards1 (c 1846 - 1890)
J Gordon and Mary, passport photo 1923


Mary M Rivinus b. 1880, d. 1969
Birth*8 May 1884He was born on 8 May 1884.1 
27 February 1908In Wilfred Baldwin Fetterman's will dated 27 February 1908, Joseph Gordon Fetterman was named as an heir.2 
23 April 1910He appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 in the household of Dr. Wilfrid Bernard Fetterman Jr. at 7047 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as J Gordon, brother, age 26, b. PA, gold sic[, poss. error for coal] mine superintendent.3 
Marriage*1919He married Mary M Rivinus in 1919 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,4 
Death*31 March 1969He died on 31 March 1969 at Media, Delaware Co., PennsylvaniaG, at age 84.5,6 
Obituary3 April 1969Obituary for Joseph Gordon Fetterman was published on 3 April 1969 at Pennsylvania.6 


  1. [S1658] U.S. Passport Applications, Jan. 2, 1906 - Mar. 31, 1925, Publication M1490, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online and, Roll 2402, 1923 Dec, Passport No. 358686 issued 15 Dec 1923, img. 592/865. Joseph Gordon Fetterman, b. Philadelphia PA 8 May 1884, son of Wilfrid B Fetterman, deceased; husb. of Mary Rivinus Fetterman, b. Philadelphia PA 26 Aug 1880, marr. 20 Jan 1920; res. Media PA, agronomist; dep. on the President Adams 26 Dec 1923.
  2. [S1666] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, index and images, online, File No. 882 of the year 1910, Estate of Wilfrid B Fetterman imgs. 255-266. Last will dated 27 Feb 1908. All property and estate, including "all whereof I have power of appointment, by the last Will and Testament of my late wife, Lizzie S. Fetterman," to be divided among "my four children now living," three sixths to dau. Mary Gertrude Fetterman, to be held in trust by her brother George Edwards Fetterman, and one-sixth each to sons Wilfrid Bernard Fetterman, George Edwards Fetterman and Joseph Gordon Fetterman; names George Edwards Fetterman, Executor, and Mary Gertrude Fetterman, Executrix; witn. George L Crawford and Samuel W Woolford, Jr. Admitted to probate 13 Apr 1910. Copy also entered in Taylor Co. Courthouse, WV, Vol. 2, p. 392-396.
  3. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Wilfred (33), b. and parents b. PA, physician.
  4. [S1575] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951, online, Joseph G Fetterman and Mary M Rivinus, marr. Philadelphia PA 1919, lic. no. 415684.
  5. [S16] Social Security Death Index, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online or, J Fetterman, SSN 167-28-1180, b. 8 May 1884, d. Media, Delaware Co. PA, Mar 1969.
  6. [S1812] The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa.