Helen Jordan

Female4 October 1899–8 August 1964

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Jordan was born on 4 October 1899, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, her father, William O. Jordan, was 21 and her mother, Ella Swafford, was 13. She married Loyd Swafford on 26 August 1916, in Clay, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Payne, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 1, Clay, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 August 1964, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky, United States.

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Loyd Swafford
Helen Jordan
Marriage: 26 August 1916
Nola Swafford
Evelyn Swafford
Cleo June Swafford
Andrew Swafford

Sources (14)

  • Helen Swafford, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Helen Jordon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Helen Swafford, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1916Clay, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · Governor Shot

    Age 1

    On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.


    Age 18

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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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