Isaac Russell Jordan

19 September 1870–21 July 1919 (Age 48)
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Isaac Russell

When Isaac Russell Jordan was born on 19 September 1870, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, William Henry Jordan, was 28 and his mother, Lydia Lentz, was 28. He married Cora Fern Bowles on 9 February 1897, in Jewell, Jewell, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Browns Creek Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 21 July 1919, in Jewell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Jewell, Jewell, Kansas, United States.

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Isaac Russell Jordan
Maggie Mae Moore
Marriage: 18 August 1903
Lydia Helen Jordan
Harold Jordan

Spouse and Children

18 August 1903
Jewell, Jewell, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 7

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 14

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

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)

  • Isaac Russel Jordan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Isac Jordon in household of William Jordon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • I R Jordan, "Kansas, Church Records, 1826-1992"

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