Edward C Jordan
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/10/2009 at 11:56:49
Edward C Jordan, who is engaged in the feed and fuel business in Boone, is a worthy representative of that class which forms the great majority of our citizens, the men who do not owe their business standing and prosperity to inheritance or to influence but who have won it through close application and honorable effort. He has always lived in the Mississippi valley, his birth occurred near Dixon, Illinois, on December 21, 1861. It was in that city that his grandfather Richard Jordan, died in 1876, at the age of seventy-five years. In this family were to daughters and four sons, including John Jordan, the father of our subject, who was born on the Emerald Island and in 1848 crossed the briny deep to the new world. Here he married Anna Connoly, also a native of Ireland, the year of her emigration to the new world being 1850. From 1856 until 1866 he carried on farming near Dixon, Illinois, and then came to Boone county, Iowa, where he has since made his home. His wife died, however December 5, 1899, at the age of sixty-seven years. Mr Jordan has been honored with a number of local offices. He has served as township trustee, was for several years treasurer of the school fund, and in 1890 was elected a member of the city council of Boone, in which capacity he served for two years. He is a citizen of worth, honorable in business, reliable in office, and trustworthy in friendship. In his family were five children: Richard F, now deceased, Minnie, the wife of C Deering, of Boone, Maurice, an engineer on the Union Pacific railroad, and Alice, wife of Matt Welsh.
During the period of his boyhood and youth Edward C Jordan remained under the parental roof, assisting in the labors of the farm and acquiring a god education in the common schools. At the age of twenty-five he was appointed to a position in the railway mail service during President Cleveland’s administration. He resigned the office in February 1889. In 1894 he came to Boone and entering into partnership with Patrick Brody has since been engaged in the fuel and feed business, in which they have secured a good trade, their patronage now being large and profitable.
On October 30, 1888, Mr Jordan was untied in marriage to Miss Elizabeth M cooper, of DeWitt, Clinton county, Iowa, and their children are Helen, Anna T, Genevieve M, Edward D and Richard Francis Clement. Fraternally Mr Jordan is connected with eh Modern Woodman. His political support is given to the Democratic party and for two terms he has served as a member of the city council, filling that position from 1897 to 1901, discharging his duties in a manner which was unmistakable proof of his deep interest n the progress and welfare of his adopted city. His business methods and qualifications have gained him confidence, his social nature has won him many friends.
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