Leonard Rice " Daddy Jer" Jordan Sr.

5 December 1886–1954 (Age 67)
Elbert, Georgia, United States

The Life of Leonard Rice " Daddy Jer"

When Leonard Rice " Daddy Jer" Jordan Sr. was born on 5 December 1886, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, his father, James Jasper Jordan, was 41 and his mother, Nancy A Smith, was 35. He married Mary Gertrude Vickery on 31 August 1911. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Stephens, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 440, Stephens, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, in Toccoa, Stephens, Georgia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Toccoa, Stephens, Georgia, United States.

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Leonard Rice " Daddy Jer" Jordan Sr.
Mary Gertrude Vickery
Marriage: 31 August 1911
Leonard Rice Jordan Jr.
Thomas Marion " Woot" Jordan

Spouse and Children

31 August 1911


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 7

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Leonard R Jordon, "United States Census, 1920" Toccoa, Stephens, Georgia, United States
  • Leonard L Jordon, "United States Census, 1930" Toccoa, Stephens, Georgia, United states
  • Leonard R Jordan, "United States Census, 1940" Toccoa, Stephens, Georgia, United States

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