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The Vinton Eagle; July 25, 1902

Henry Jordan

On last Friday afternoon our town was shocked to hear that Henry Jordan a respected citizen had shot himself with a rifle, death resulting almost immediately. Mr. Jordan was suffering with a cancer of the throat and it was becoming so bad that he could not swallow anything and he preferred to kill himself rather than die the slow and painful death that the disease meant. Mr. Jordan was born in Germany fifty-eight years ago and had long been a resident of Kane township. First on a farm about four miles west and later on in town. His wife died about five years ago also of cancer and since then his niece Miss Jessie Shutt has been caring for his home. Two brothers Clause and Hans of this city and two sisters Mrs. Hintz of Davenport and Mrs. Shuman of Everly survive him beside the many friends he had. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Sunday. The services at the house were conducted by Rev. Christianson of Dysart who preached from the text "Judge not that ye be not judged." The Odd Fellows lodge of which the deceased was a member took charge at the grave. About hundred of the fraternity were present many coming form Van Horne, Elberon and Belle Plaine.

{Submitter comment: not related}

Submitted on 14-Jan-2017 by
John Shuck,

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Waterloo Daily Courier; March 8, 1951

Rhoda Jane Jordan

Vinton Mrs. Rhoda Jane Jordan, 91, native of Vinton, Red Lodge, Mont., Feb. 25; funeral and burial were there; born here Mar. 11, 1859, to Mr. and Mrs. George Dulin; married J. W. Jordan, June 18, 1879, and he died in 1917; taught in Benton county many years before going to Red Lodge in 1892; member of Methodist church; leaves son and daughter, two sisters, brother, three grandsons and five great- grandchildren.

{Submitter comment: not related - newspaper extract}
Submitted on Aug 20, 2005 by
John Shuck,

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