|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1857|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 1935|
Dowdell McDonald Jordan, M.D.
1857 - 1935
Symbol in Latin
In hoc Signo vinces
"By this Sign Thou Shalt Conquer"
Dowdell McDonald Jordan born April 26, 1857 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, and died January 2, 1935 in Oglesby, Coryell Co., TX,.
He married Malinda Loutitia Jones September 7, 1884 in McLennan Co., TX by ElderJ. W. McClain, She was daughter of Daniel Jones and Mary Grimes. She was born January 19, 1867in McLennan Co., TX, and died 1934 in Oglesby, Coryell Co., TX.
Dowdell was son of Wiley Chancey Jordan ( July 12, 1808 in Lincoln Co., GA,) and married Malinda Nickerson September 21, 1837 in Monroe Co., GA
Jan 2, 1935
A Noble Man Gone
Dr. D.M. Jordan passed on after being ill about thirty days at his home. Had he lived until April 26th he would have been 78 years of age. I am deeply grieved as I try to write about his active life and the death of this, my friend and doctor. He loved his great work as a physician and had been very active in his profession here for about 50 years, and no doubt he has traveled more miles than any mant trying to relieve patients and ease their pain and illness. It didn't make any difference with him about the __ the snow, which had blanketed the earth, he went to his friends, doing his best to help them in their affliction. He has been to our home trying to help at all hours and looked after the family about 30 years. The doctor seems to have had more friends and knew more people than any man. He was a man who believed in charity and wanted to help those who needed help. No doubt there are some who have a home through his influence and help. When we say all we can about this good doctor the half has not been told. He tried to love everyone. The children all loved him for his kindness to them. I have been with him and he would speak often about the beauty of nature given to us by our Creator, the great and saving God. Oh, how we will miss him in our home, in his profession. Will say he has fought a good fight, has finished the course. He has kept the faith.
Funeral services were held at his home Thursday afternoon with Rev. J.W. Whitefield, pastor of the Methodist church and Rev. Jones Weathers, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. The funeral services were attended by the largest assembly I ever saw at a home. They were there from Waco, Temple, Gatesville, McGregor and all over the country.
The floral offerings were gorgeous and beautiful, attesting great love for him. I only wish I could say some word to console the bereaved family in such a time as this. I use the words of our Christ when He was going away, and said to his disciples, "Let not your hearts be troubled, ye believe in God, believe in me. In my Father's home are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."
Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, W.J. Jordan of Commerce and Dr. D.W. Jordan of Brady; two daughters, Mrs. C.R. DeJournett of Dallas and Mrs. w. Guy Draper of Oglesby; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Pall bearers wer Alex Baker, J.L. Caudle, J.L. Sullins, Tump Martin, Dr. Wheeler and Geo Green.
Interment was at Moody Cemetery with Lee Undertakes in charge, there to rest until the resurrection morn. Oglesby Correspondent, McGregor Mirror
Widow, Malinda Lutetia Jones Jordan. She was daughter of Mary Ann Grimes and Dan Jones.
Daughters were: Monetta (Mrs. Draper); Mary Cigale (Mrs. Dejournett)
Children who predeceased: Winston Roswell Jordan in 1928, Vela Belle (Mrs. Noah Graham) 1932
Malinda Jordan (1822 - 1895)
Melinda Leuticia Jones Jordan (1867 - 1944)
Wendell J. Jordan (1886 - 1936)*
Vela Bell Jordan Graham (1889 - 1932)*
Dowdell Wylie Jordan (1890 - 1968)*
Mary Cigale Jordan DeJernett (1894 - 1981)*
Monette Jewel Jordan Draper (1898 - 1984)*
Winston Roswell Jordan (1901 - 1928)*
Note: Dowdell McDonald Jordan, M.D.
Created by: Dusty Montgomery
Record added: Nov 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31235430