Jordan

Maleabout 1865–about 1865

Brief Life History of Jordan

When Jordan was born about 1865, in Stark, Illinois, United States, his father, John Jordan, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Frances Mccraw, was 29. He died about 1865, in his hometown, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

John Jordan
1832–1901
Elizabeth Frances Mccraw
1837–1907
Sarah J Jordan
1856–1862
Jordan
1865–1865
Julia Evangeline Jordan
1858–1939
Martha A Jordan
1860–1881
Laura M Jordan
1861–1912
Robert Charles Jordan
1863–1945

Sources (2)

  • Frances Elizabeth McCraw Obituary, Wyoming Post-Herald, Wyoming, Illinois, 27 February 1907
  • Robert C Jordan, pages 602-604 in Biographical review of Des Moines County, Iowa

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (3)

1865

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 0

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1865 · The Thirteenth Amendment

Age 0

The Thirteenth Amendment was created to help abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It was the first of three Amendments to Reconstruct the country following the Civil War.

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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