Cyrus Jordan

1 October 1840–
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Cyrus

When Cyrus Jordan was born on 1 October 1840, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, David Jordan, was 34 and his mother, Anna Coffin, was 40. He had at least 1 son with Mrs Jordan. He lived in Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Marion, Marion Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Jordan
1840–
Mrs Jordan
1855–
Stephen "Steve" Jordan
1871–1929

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
Age 1
The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846
Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 32
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Polish, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian baptismal name Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Jaudon
Giordano
Jourdan
Jourdain
Jourden
Jorden
Gordan
Jordon
Jude

Sources (3)

  • Cyrus Jordan in household of James P Dewit, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cyrus Jordan in household of David Jordan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cyrus Jordan in household of David Jordan, "United States Census, 1860"

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