Ollie P. Jordan

26 March 1900–31 December 1960 (Age 60)
Buried at Union Hall Cem.

The Life of Ollie P.

When Ollie P. Jordan was born on 26 March 1900, his father, William Pinkney Jordan, was 25 and his mother, Mary Geneva King, was 27. He married Velma Smith on 20 July 1927, in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 31 December 1960, at the age of 60, and was buried in Union Hall Baptist Church, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ollie P. Jordan
Velma Smith
Marriage: 20 July 1927
Oulion Jordan

Spouse and Children

20 July 1927
Lincoln, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Pinkney Jordan


    Mary Geneva King




    Willie Jordan


    Henry Jordan


    Ettie Jordan




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 7

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Ollie Jordan in household of Pin? Jordan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ollie Jordan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ollie Jourdan in household of William P Jourdan, "United States Census, 1920"

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