Opal Geneve Jordan

22 September 1927–26 October 2012 (Age 85)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of Opal Geneve

When Opal Geneve Jordan was born on 22 September 1927, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, her father, Harvey William Jordan, was 35 and her mother, Ethel Matilda Johnson, was 30. She married Wesley Gene Browning on 6 June 1948, in Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. She lived in Ucon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Willow Creek Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 26 October 2012, in Ammon, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Gene Browning
1927–2003
Opal Geneve Jordan
1927–2012
Marriage: 6 June 1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 June 1948
Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

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.
1930 · Idaho City Building is built

Age 3

Construction on this historic building started in 1929 and wrapped up in 1930. It was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 due to its unique design.
1950

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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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Story Highlight

Mom as a substitute teacher

When I was in grade school at Emerson Elementary in Idaho Falls, Idaho, my mom would sometimes substitute for teachers at our school. Mr. Moon was the Principal of the school and he liked to have mom …

Sources (3)

  • Opal Geneva Jordan in household of Harvy William Jordan, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Opal Geneva Jordan Browning in household of Wesley Gene Browning, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Opal Geneva Jordan Browning in household of Wesley Gene Browning, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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