Raymond Bernard Jordan

Male11 March 1906–15 September 1965

Brief Life History of Raymond Bernard

When Raymond Bernard Jordan was born on 11 March 1906, in Chester Township, Howard, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward J Jordan, was 41 and his mother, Sarah M Liberty, was 29. He married Alta Eernisse on 14 February 1941, in Riceville, Howard, Iowa, United States. He lived in Howard Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Wayne Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 September 1965, at the age of 59, and was buried in Le Roy, Mower, Minnesota, United States.

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Raymond Bernard Jordan
Alta Eernisse
Marriage: 14 February 1941

Sources (11)

  • Raymond Jordan, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Raymond Jordan, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Raymond Jordon, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"

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  • Marriage
    14 February 1941Riceville, Howard, Iowa, United States
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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 7

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

    Age 16

    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, French (mainly Alsace and Haute-Savoie), Polish, Czech, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian personal name or nickname 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 a 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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