Cyrus Jordan

1 October 1840–
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Cyrus

When Cyrus Jordan was born on 1 October 1840, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, David Jordon, was 33 and his mother, Ann, was 40. He had at least 1 son. 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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David Jordon
Malinda Jordon
Jermiah Jordon
George Jordon
Alford Jordon
Cyrus Jordan

Parents and Siblings

    David Jordon






    Malinda Jordon


    Jermiah Jordon


    George Jordon


    Alford Jordon



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.

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.

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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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