Betty Jo Jordan

8 January 1933–22 October 2002 (Age 69)
Medicine Park, Comanche, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Betty Jo

When Betty Jo Jordan was born on 8 January 1933, in Medicine Park, Comanche, Oklahoma, United States, her father, George Elmer Jordan, was 26 and her mother, Dora Adele Doke, was 19. She lived in Clear Creek Township, Sevier, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 22 October 2002, in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Clarence Ferrell
1924–1985
Betty Jo Jordan
1933–2002

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Elmer Jordan

    Male1906–1969Male

    Dora Adele Doke

    Female1913–1981Female

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 8

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Betty Jo Jordan in household of G E Jordan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Jo Jordan in entry for Ivan L Green, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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