Jess Aaron Jordan

21 April 1891–26 October 1964 (Age 73)
Carlton, Hamilton, Texas, United States

The Life of Jess Aaron

When Jess Aaron Jordan was born on 21 April 1891, in Carlton, Hamilton, Texas, United States, his father, Alfred Ethan Jordan, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Tatum, was 25. He married Vonnie Delbert Haines on 8 October 1919, in Erath, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Erath, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Erath, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 26 October 1964, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Benbrook Cemetery, Benbrook, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Jess Aaron Jordan
Vonnie Delbert Haines
Marriage: 8 October 1919
Jess D Jordan
Bonnie Marie Jordon
Katie Louise Jordan

Spouse and Children

8 October 1919
Erath, Texas, United States


    Jess D Jordan


    Bonnie Marie Jordon


    Katie Louise Jordan


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 21

New Mexico is the 47th state.

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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Sources (3)

  • Jess A Jordan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie A Jordon in household of Alph E Jordon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jess A Jordan, "United States Census, 1930"

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