Frank William Nairn Jordan

20 April 1904–30 December 1985 (Age 81)
Thebarton, South Australia, Australia

The Life of Frank William Nairn

When Frank William Nairn Jordan was born on 20 April 1904, in Thebarton, South Australia, Australia, his father, William Jordan, was 33 and his mother, Katie Nicholson Clarke, was 28. He married Cora Bessie Blewett on 21 January 1928, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He died on 30 December 1985, in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 81.

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Frank William Nairn Jordan
Cora Bessie Blewett
Marriage: 21 January 1928

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21 January 1928
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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World Events (7)


Age 7

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 10

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Age 35

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

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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