Frank Ashford Jordan

20 October 1825–20 November 1920 (Age 95)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Frank Ashford

When Frank Ashford Jordan was born on 20 October 1825, in Alabama, United States, his father, Felix Jordan, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Ann Champion, was 34. He married Victoria Armenta Thomas on 12 December 1887, in Coleman, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 20 November 1920, in Coleman, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Coleman, Coleman, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Ashford Jordan
1825–1920
Victoria Armenta Thomas
1845–1929
Marriage: 12 December 1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1887
Coleman, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 1

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1851

Age 26

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

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)

  • Frank A Jordan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Jordan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • F A Jordan, "United States Census, 1860"

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