Thelma D Jordan

16 October 1904–29 November 1994 (Age 90)
Milroy, Anderson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thelma D

When Thelma D Jordan was born on 16 October 1904, in Milroy, Anderson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States, her father, John Lowden Jordan, was 25 and her mother, Rosa Dewester, was 23. She had at least 2 daughters with Vern Verdel Critchlow. She died on 29 November 1994, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90.

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Vern Verdel Critchlow
Thelma D Jordan
Delores J Critchlow
Betty Jean Critchlow

Spouse and Children



    Delores J Critchlow


    Betty Jean Critchlow


Parents and Siblings



    Basil Carl Jordan



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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  • Thelma Critchlow in household of Vern Critchlow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Critchlow in household of Vern V Critchlow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma D Critchlow in household of Vern V Critchlow, "United States Census, 1930"

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