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Martha Jane Jones Jordan
Birth: Oct. 17, 1852
Jasper County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1950
Winnfield
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA

Funeral services were held at the Welcome Home Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. July 4th, for Mrs. Martha "Grandmother" Jordan who died in the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Elzie Adams. Mrs. Jordan was 97 years, eight months and 15 days of age.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. C. Bounds, the Rev. Lester Rhymes, and the Rev. Neal, and interment was in the Welcome Home Cemetery under direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were H. L. Boyett, J. B. Shelton, Horrie Boyett, Homer Gates, Mervin Jordan, Jr., and John Wesley Jordan.

Mrs. Jordan is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Annie White, of Hudson; two sons, Oscar Jordan and Mervin Jordan, both of Hudson; one sister, Mrs. Della Hatten of Oak Grove; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Jordan, one of the oldest residents of Winn Parish and believed to be the only woman drawing a civil war pension, suffered a paralytic stroke Friday night. She had sat on the bed and talked as usual earlier in the evening and had retired at about 8 p.m. and at about 1:15 a.m. other living in the house noticed that she was struggling and she soon became unconscious and never recovered.

Her husband, John Jordan, died 37 years ago. Mrs. Jordan came to Louisiana from Mississippi at the age of eight, and had resided in Winn Parish for the balance of her life. Earlier after their marriage they had resided near the Dugdemonia River on the Dodson highway, but moved to Hudson about 50 years ago.

Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise or Winnfield News-American, July 4, 1950 
 
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 Parents:
  William Tunley Jones (1828 - 1905)
  Martha Ann Caroline McCarty Jones (1833 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  John Calvin Jordan (1844 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Drucilla Jordan Lee (1869 - 1892)*
  Annie Roberta Jordan White (1871 - 1964)*
  Martha Rosa Jordan (1873 - 1949)*
  Lizzie Jordan Buchan (1877 - 1941)*
  Josie Rebecca Jordan Boyett (1880 - 1938)*
  Oscar Aldren Jordan (1882 - 1972)*
  Mervin Adolphus Jordan (1885 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Jane Jones Jordan (1852 - 1950)
  Theodore L. Jones (1854 - 1941)*
  Leland D. Jones (1855 - 1935)*
  William Westley Jones (1857 - 1940)*
  Mary Elizabeth Jones Walker (1859 - 1925)*
  Josephine Jones Gaar (1861 - 1946)*
  Icedore Jones Dickerson (1864 - 1934)*
  John Burdette Jones (1866 - 1874)*
  Della Jones Hatten (1867 - 1950)*
  Rosa Jones (1869 - 1945)*
  Charles Lucious Jones (1871 - 1929)*
  Cassie Ann Jones Grisham (1873 - 1917)*
  Wiley Randolph Jones (1875 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Welcome Home Cemetery
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Feb 17, 2009
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