Weleetka Claremore Jordan

1907–2004 (Age 96)
Springfield, Conway, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Weleetka Claremore

When Weleetka Claremore Jordan was born on 25 July 1907, in Springfield, Conway, Arkansas, United States, her father, Jesse Price Jordan, was 46 and her mother, Amanda Mallet, was 41. She married Houston Earl Mayhew on 22 December 1931. She lived in Union Township, Conway, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years and Hardin Township, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 7 June 2004, in Faulkner, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Greenbrier, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States.

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Weleetka Claremore Jordan
Houston Earl Mayhew
Marriage: 22 December 1931

Spouse & Children

22 December 1931

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 15

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 28

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Weleetka Jordan in household of Jesse P Jordan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Welietka Mayhew in household of Earl Mayhew, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Welectka Jordan in household of Price Jordan, "United States Census, 1920"

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