Mary Benedicta Jordan

15 September 1909–21 September 1985 (Age 76)
Usworth, Durham, England

The Life of Mary Benedicta

When Mary Benedicta Jordan was born on 15 September 1909, in Usworth, Durham, England, her father, Patrick Jordan, was 37 and her mother, Margaret Niland, was 36. She lived in Usworth, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 21 September 1985, in Sunderland, Durham, England, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Jordan
1872–1942
Margaret Niland
1873–1953
John Jordan
1896–1976
Martin A Jordan
1900–1947
Patrick Osmund Jordan
1903–1986
Francis Leo Jordan
1906–1975
Mary Benedicta Jordan
1909–1985
Annie Veronica Jordan
1914–1979

Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Jordan

    Male1872–1942Male

    Female1873–1953Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1914

Age 5

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 5

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 30

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

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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  • Mary Benedicta Jordan in household of Patrick Jordan, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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