Lula D Jordan

1904–1998 (Age 93)
Springfield, Conway, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Lula D

When Lula D Jordan was born on 11 August 1904, in Springfield, Conway, Arkansas, United States, her father, Jesse Price Jordan, was 43 and her mother, Amanda Mallet, was 38. She married Robert N. Matthews on 2 January 1932. She lived in Union Township, Conway, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 June 1998, in Springfield, Conway, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Springfield, Conway, Arkansas, United States.

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Lula D Jordan
Robert N. Matthews
Marriage: 2 January 1932

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2 January 1932

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

Age 2

In a 37- acre plowed field in  a state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas visitors are able to go looking for diamonds. This was the site for the first diamond discovery in 1906. Through the years more than 33,100 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds. 

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Lula Jordan in household of Jesse P Jordan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lula Jordan in household of Price Jordan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lula D Jordan in household of Jesse P Jordan, "United States Census, 1910"

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