William Jordan

1867–1940 (Age 73)
Alabama, United States

The Life of William

When William Jordan was born in 1867, in Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel J. Jordan, was 32 and his mother, Emily Jordan, was 27. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Franklin, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 19 June 1940, in Taliaferro, Georgia, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

William Jordan
1867–1940
Eliza Jordon
1870–

Spouse and Children

    Male1867–1940Male

    Eliza Jordon

    Female1870–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel J. Jordan

    Male1835–1899Male

    Emily Jordan

    Female1840–1910Female

siblings

(13)

    Nancy Jane Jordan

    Female1858–1957Female

    Sarah Elizabeth Jordan

    Female1860–Female

    John C Jordon

    Male1862–1909Male

    John Jordan

    Male1864–Male

    Louisa Jordan

    Female1865–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 0

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Alabama Under Military Rule

Age 1

Alabama was under military rule after the end of the Civil War in May 1865 until it was readmitted to the Union in 1868.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

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.

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

Sources (2)

  • William Jordan in household of Emily Jordan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Jordon, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"

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