Alice Elvy Pendleton

Brief Life History of Alice Elvy

When Alice Elvy Pendleton was born on 6 November 1913, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, Abraham Pendleton, was 39 and her mother, Willie Alice West, was 24. She married Robert Quinton Jordan on 18 June 1936, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Elon, Amherst, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 June 1986, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Robert Quinton Jordan
Alice Elvy Pendleton
Marriage: 18 June 1936
Robert Lewis Jordan Sr
James LaVerne Jordan
Joseph Daniel Jordan
Elmore Pendleton Jordan

Sources (16)

  • Alice Pendleton in household of Willis West, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gina Louise Benna, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Alice Elva Pendleton Jordan, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire (in Eccles and Whalley, respectively) called Pendleton, from the hill name Pendle + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, estate, settlement’.

History: The Pendleton family were established in Caroline County, VA, by Philip Pendleton, a schoolmaster from Norwich, England, who immigrated to North America in 1682.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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