Person:William Jordan (47)

William Henry Jordan
m. 18 Mar 1841
  1. Byron Jordan1842 - 1919
  2. Edwin Thomas Jordan1843 - 1924
  3. Olive Maria Jordan1848 - 1865
  4. William Henry Jordan1850 - 1928
Facts and Events
Name William Henry Jordan
Gender Male
Birth? 28 Dec 1850 Richland Grove, Mercer, Illinois
Death[3] 17 Apr 1928 Rock Island Co., Illinois
Burial? 19 Apr 1928 Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois

BIRTH: 3rd Son of John A. Jordan.

BIOGRAPHY: He was known as "Uncle Henry", according to many letters in Jeremy Jordan's posession in the early 1900s. Per a note penned in 1911 w/list of people for E.B. Jordan & Lura Parsons to invite to their 19 Jun 1911 wedding, a Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Jordan of 1225 - 4 Ave, Rock Island, Illinois is listed. Per a newspaper article in 10 Oct 1917, He retired from Rock Isl. Arsenal after working there since 1874 and was a Time Keeper & was last in the harness shop. According to "History of Henry County Illinois", Vol. II, by Kiner, he was born in Richland Grove, Mercer Co. In 1874, when William Henry Jordan went to the R.I. Arsenal, there were only 3 stone buildings, comparitively few men and when retiring in 1917, were about 6000 employees. He outlived his 1st wife and his 3 children. This is an 'end-of-the-line'. Listed as William H. Jordan in 1860 Fed. Census for Coal Valley Twp., Rock Island Co., IL, enumerated on 9 Aug 1860, age 10, b. IL. BIOGRAPHY: Listed as William H. Jordan in 1880 Fed. Census for Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL, Dist. 254, enumerated on 10 Jun 1880, age 29, b. IL, Gov't. Time Keeper, w/wife + 2 children, living in mother-in-law's home. Listed as Wm. H. Jordan in 1910 Fed. Census for Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL, Dist. 116, enumerated on 20 Apr 1910, age 59, b. IL, time keeper at [Rock Isl.] Arsenal, married 35 years, w/wife Mary, living at 1225 4th Ave. Listed as W.H. Jordan in 1920 Fed. Census for Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL, Dist. 132, enumerated on 5-7-8-10 Jan 1920, age 69, b. IL, no occupation, w/wife Frances + a brother-in-law, living at 1225 4th Ave.

DEATH: Date per email of 18 Feb 2002 from Lyndsey McCollam + internment. His Obit. in the 17 Apr 1928 issue of the Rock Isl. Argus, states that he was born near Orion, and Richland Twp., Mercer Co., is very near. Lived at time of death at 1817 13th St., R.I., IL.

From the Rock Island Argus - April 17, 1928: W.H. JORDAN, 77, DIES AFTER HIS TRIP TO POLLS Death Sudden for Retired Arsenal Employee, Long Resident of Rock Island. William Henry Jordan, retired government clerk and timekeeper at the Rock Island arsenal, a resident of this city 55 years, died suddenly at 9:20 o'clock this morning in his home, 1817 Thirteenth street, following is return from the polls. Mr. Jordan was about as usual this morning and had made an early call at this polling place to cast his vote in the city election. On his return he suffered a heart attack and died within a few minutes. Mr. Jordan was 77 years old, having been born Dec. 28, 1850, near Orion, Ill. He was a son of Captain and Mrs. John A. Jordan. His father led a company of Union soldiers in the Civil war. The son received his education in the Laird school of Orion and later he was graduated from the Davenport business college, class of 1873. For a while thereafter he taught classes in penmanship in the schools of Moline. Mr. Jordan was married to Miss Mary M. Kale in Rock Island on March 8, 1875. Her death occurred July 1, 1913. On July 5, 1915, he was married to Miss Frances E. Ziegler at Port Byron. Mr. Jordan was in the government service at the arsenal 43 years, retiring Oct. 15, 1917. He was a member of the Central Presbyterian church, a faith he had embraced since his 19th year when he became a member at Beulah, Ill. He took an active interest in politics although never a candidate for public office. During the McKinley campaign, he was an ardent worker to elect him president.The only survivor is the widow. All brothers and sisters preceded him in death, as did three children by his first marriage. The body was removed to the Knox mortuary pending funeral arrangements.

From the Rock Island Argus, 19 Apr 1928: Jordan Funeral. Funeral services for William Henry Jordan, 1317 Thirteenth street, Rock Island, who died Tuesday morning in his home, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Central Presbyterian church. Rev. H.L. Moore pastor, officiated. Burial was in Chippiannock cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Saupe and S.L. Burgess of Davenport, Arthur A. Johnson, William H. Gest, C.J. Shaw and John Titterington, all of Rock Island.

BURIAL: Chippiannock Cem.

Jordan_Mem._I.D.: 1546

Family_Jordan_No.: 5850

    p. 219.

    Press of David Clapp & Son, Boston, 1882 - A reprinting by the New England History Press, 1982


    The Jordan Memorial - Family Records of the Rev. Robert Jordan

    Editor: Compiled by Tristram Frost Jordan

    p. 398 & 761.

    Penobscot Press, 2001, ISBN 0-89725-441-4


    The Family Jordan

    Editor: Roland Gene Jordan, compiled by Adelbert Jean “Andy” Annonson

  3. Apoplexy