Ella Jordan

14 March 1857–3 September 1909 (Age 52)
Walnut Township, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ella

When Ella Jordan was born on 14 March 1857, in Walnut Township, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, James Cunningham Jordan, was 44 and her mother, Cynthia Desire Adams, was 25. She married John Peters Cook on 19 September 1878, in Walnut Township, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 September 1909, in Walnut Township, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Fort Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Peters Cook
1856–1940
Ella Jordan
1857–1909
Marriage: 19 September 1878
Jehile S. Cook
1879–1898
Emily Agnes Cook
1881–1933
John Calvin Cook
1885–1940
Frederick George Cook
1888–1944

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 September 1878
Walnut Township, Polk, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 15

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)

  • Ella Cook in household of John Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ella Cook in household of John P Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Cook, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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