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John O Jordan
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1871
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1964

(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 3 by James H. Hawley 1920)

John 0. Jordan has contributed not only to his individual success but also in large measure to the improvement of Boise through his operations in real estate in recent years, his method being to purchase vacant lots and erect thereon attractive homes for sale. He is an expert lather and also a carpenter of ability and though he employs much skilled labor in the construction of his houses, he is also one of the busiest men on the job.

Mr. Jordan was born in Zanesville, Ohio, December 23, 1871, and is a son of Henry L. and Elizabeth (Mercer) Jordan, both of whom have passed away after having spent their entire lives in Ohio. The Jordan family was established in Morgan county, Ohio, in pioneer times. Although born in Zanesville, John O. Jordan was largely reared in Morgan county and in 1888 removed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in company with his mother and stepfather. He spent ten years in that city and for two years was engaged in the hotel business.

In 1900 he came to Boise, where he has prospered and become a substantial citizen. Working as a lather, he developed expert skill and for many years gave his time almost steadily to work of that character. However, as he prospered and was able to make investments he began buying vacant lots, erecting good buildings thereon, his operations as a speculative builder largely contributing to his growing success. During 1919 he built six good modern homes in Boise in attractive locations and has sold five of these at an average price of about fifty-five hundred dollars. His own home is a modern dwelling which he built in 1909.

On the 14th of November, 1894, Mr. Jordan was married to Miss Effie A. Roberts, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. They have two sons, Henry P. and Cecil J., both now having reached their majority and both veterans of the World war.

Mr. Jordan belongs to the Boise Chamber of Commerce and is interested in all the plans and projects of that organization for the benefit and upbuilding of the city. In politics he is a republican and keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day but has never sought nor desired office as his business interests have made full demand upon his time and energy.

-- transcribed and contributed by Amanda Fox, Findagrave #47429422
Family links: 
  Effie Almeda Roberts Jordan (1875 - 1949)
  Henry Phillip Jordan (1895 - 1955)*
  John Cecil Jordan (1897 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Morris Hill Cemetery
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: MHILL_L_45_2
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Originally Created by: Gravely and Morticia Dig...
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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John O Jordan
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