Esther Victoria Jordan

1894–1989 (Age 95)
Greenbrier, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Esther Victoria

When Esther Victoria Jordan was born on 14 June 1894, in Greenbrier, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States, her father, Jesse Price Jordan, was 33 and her mother, Amanda Mallet, was 28. She married Jessie Amar Crain on 20 June 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Union Township, Conway, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 12 November 1989, in Conway, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Arkansas, United States.

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Esther Victoria Jordan
Jessie Amar Crain
Marriage: 20 June 1915
Shelby J Crain
Jesse Armar Crain Jr.

Spouse & Children

20 June 1915


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 10

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Esther V Craine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ester Crain in household of Jesse Crain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esther V Jordan in household of Jesse P Jordan, "United States Census, 1910"

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