Virginia E. Jordan

Female16 April 1882–20 February 1936

Brief Life History of Virginia E.

When Virginia E. Jordan was born on 16 April 1882, in Port Gibson, Claiborne, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Bascom Jordan, was 45 and her mother, Mary Louise van Rensselaer, was 25. She married Frank J. McGraw on 4 September 1901, in Warren, Mississippi, United States. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1910 and Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 20 February 1936, in Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Frank J. McGraw
Virginia E. Jordan
Marriage: 4 September 1901

Sources (8)

  • Virginia Mc Graw in household of Donna Long, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virginia Jordan in entry for F J McGraw, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Virginia J Mcgraw in household of Frank J Mcgraw, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1901Warren, Mississippi, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1889 · Washington Becomes a State

    Age 7

    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

    1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

    Age 15

    The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, French (mainly Alsace and Haute-Savoie), Polish, Czech, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian personal name or nickname 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 a 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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