Nathaniel Jordan

15 February 1953–4 August 2013 (Age 60)
Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Jordan was born on 15 February 1953, in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States, his father, Willie J Jordan, was 29 and his mother, Mattie June Whitson, was 34. He died on 4 August 2013, in Talladega, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Lane Chapel, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Jordan
1953–2013
Virginia Reed Willis
1953–

Spouse and Children

    Male1953–2013Male

    Virginia Reed Willis

    Female1953–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Willie J Jordan

    Male1923–1985Male

    Mattie June Whitson

    Female1919–Female

siblings

(5)

    Jamesetta Jordan Maxwell

    Female1946–Female

    Male1953–2013Male

    Female1954–2000Female

    Henry Jordan

    Male–2018Male

    Samuel I Jordan

    MaleMale

World Events (8)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 2

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.
1961 · The Freedom Riders

Age 8

Civil rights activists known as The Freedom Riders rode buses into segregated southern states to ensure the Supreme Court’s ruling that segregated public buses were unconstitutional was being upheld. The first Freedom Ride left from Washington D.C. on May 4, 1961, and traveled to New Orleans. One bus arrived in Birmingham on May 14 and was met by a white mob. The mob attacked the bus, slashed the tires, broke the windows, and threw a bomb onto the bus. The Freedom Riders barely escaped the flames. The Freedom Riders continued on and encountered segregation and violence and brought national attention to disregard of federal laws in the South.
1969

Age 16

"Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin landed on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited overhead in the Apollo command module. After checkout, Armstrong set foot on the surface, telling the millions of listeners that it was ""one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind""."

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)

  • Mr Nathaniel Jordan, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Nathaniel Jordan, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Nathaniel Jordan in entry for Mrs Jamesetta Jordan Maxwell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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