Jordan, George N., Junior

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 744.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 744.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 568.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 568.

 

George N. Jordan Junior lived at 1831 Robson Street in 1915.

It appears that he was George Nathan Jordan, and that he was the son of George Nathan Jordan, Senior, a realtor who lived at 1872 Parker Street.

George N. Jordan, Junior was associated with the Colonial Club, which was at 436 Howe Street.

 

Family Background

George Nathan Jordan, Junior was born in the United States. His original birth surname may have been Jones rather than Jordan.

Some sources say that he was born on December 29, 1891; others say that his birth was in September 1886. It appears that he was born in Georgia, and that his parents were William Dearing Jones (1829–1891) and Antoinette Elizabeth Hamilton (1850–1937).

William Jones died in Georgia in 1891.

 

Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia), July 14, 1891, page 2, column 2.

 

In 1896, Antoinette married George Nathan Jordan in Spokane, Washington.

 

Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, Washington), December 14, 1896, page 3, column 3.

 

In 1899, George went to Rossland, British Columbia to work in the hotel business, along with Antoinette’s daughter, Inez Jones.

 

Macon Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), January 29, 1899, page 1, column 4.

 

In the 1901 Canada census, George was in Trail, British Columbia.

 

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-HFY : 16 December 2019), George N Jordan, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 24, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; image from http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1901&op=pdf&id=z000013100.

 

 

By 1903, George was in Pincher Creek, Alberta.

 

 

To Vancouver

The Jordan family arrived in Vancouver about 1906. They lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

 

1904 Not listed under Vancouver names
1905 Not listed under Vancouver names
1906 1517 Robson Street (Geo. N. Jordan, Senior)
1907 Not listed under Vancouver names
1908 to 1912 1332 Nicola Street (Geo. N. Jordan, Senior)
1913 to 1914 1872 Parker Street (both Geo. N. Jordan, Senior and Junior)
1915 1831 Robson Street (Geo. N. Jordan, Junior, of Colonial Club)
1915 1872 Parker Street (Geo. N. Jordan, Senior)
1916 1872 Parker Street (probably Geo. N. Jordan, Senior)
1917 to 1920 Not listed under Vancouver names
1921 1025 Granville Street (listed as G.N Jordan)
1922 667 Richards Street
1923 Not listed under Vancouver names

 

 

George built a house at 1872 Parker Street in the Grandview district of Vancouver. It was at the southwest corner of Parker Street and Victoria Drive.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Jordan, Mrs. [G. N.] [or ‘Gordon’]
Architect:
Builder:
Legal Address: DL: 264A Block: 30 Sub: Resub: Lot: 11 & 12
Date (Y-M-D): 1908-10-15
Street Number: [1872]
Street Name: Parker Street
Value: $5,000.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling; [ALD; ASA; WP11352 Oct-5-1908 to Mrs. G. N. Gordon; VDW Oct-15-1908 p11]
Reference ID: VN-19080010-99999-52

Vancouver Building Permits, Heritage Vancouver, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/

 

 

Vancouver Daily World, October 15, 1908, page 11, column 3.

 

The Brookhouse family later lived in the house.

 

Residence of Mr. Brookhouse [at 1872 Parker Street] in Grandview District, 1932, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 99-4161; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/residence-of-mr-brookhouse-at-1872-parker-street-in-grandview-district.

 

George was a realtor in Vancouver for several years.

 

Vancouver Daily World, March 23, 1910, page 16, columns 6-7.

 

During the First World War, George was in a partnership with Charles Metcalf and Robert N. Johnston. They planned to collect war relics and other objects so that they could exhibit them in western North America. The scheme lost money, and Mr. Metcalf sued his partners to wind up the partnership and get his money back.

 

Vancouver Daily World, February 2, 1916, page 11, column 5.

 

To Georgia

George Jordan, Senior did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1916. It appears that he and Antoinette moved to Georgia around 1917 or 1918.

When Antoinette’s son, Hamilton Jones, registered with the United States military draft system in 1918, he indicated that Antoinette was living in Macon, Georgia.

 

Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Registration State: Georgia; Registration County: Bibb; Roll: 1556962. Name: Hamilton Jones; Race: White; Birth Date: 4 Jul 1876; Street address: 1 Rfd; Residence Place: Bibb, Georgia, USA; Relative: Antinette Jordan; Relative’s Relationship: Mother.

 

George and Antoinette were living in Macon at the time of the United States censuses in 1920 and 1930.

George died in Macon on October 16, 1933.

 

“Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJXM-GH2G : 1 August 2019), George Nathan Jordon, 16 Oct 1933; citing Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States, Georgia State Archives, Morrow. Name: George Nathan Jordon; Event Type: Death; Event Date: 16 Oct 1933; Event Place: Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States; Event Place (Original): Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States; Gender: Male; Age: 75; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Occupation: Retired; Birth Year (Estimated): 1858; Birthplace: Monroe County Georgia; Burial Place: Farsyth; Cemetery: Culloden; Father’s Name: M G Jordan; Mother’s Name: Not Known; Spouse’s Name: Antoninette Jordon; Digital Folder Number: 004557659; Image Number: 00467.

 

 

Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia); October 17, 1933, page 4, column 5.

 

Antoinette died in Waycross, Georgia on February 20, 1937.

 

“Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJX9-SSBH : 1 August 2019), Antionnette Jordan, 20 Feb 1937; citing Waycross, Ware, Georgia, United States, Georgia State Archives, Morrow.

 

 

George Nathan Jordan, Junior

Few details are available for the life of George, Junior.

From time to time he travelled to Victoria, British Columbia for short visits.

 

Vancouver Province, July 6, 1909, page 9, column 3.

 

Victoria Daily Times, March 7, 1914, page 10, column 5.

 

George Nathan Jordan, Junior died in Vancouver on April 26, 1923. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

The first news reports gave his name as “George Gardiner.”

 

George Jordan - Gardiner - death - Vancouver Daily World - April 26 1923 - page 11 - column 1

Vancouver Daily World, April 26, 1923, page 11, column 1.

 

George Jordan - Gardiner - death - Vancouver Province - April 26 1923 - page 24 - column 3

Vancouver Province, April 26, 1923, page 24, column 3.

 

The coroner conducted an inquest, because the cause of death was poisoning.

 

Vancouver Province, April 27, 1923, page 15, column 4.

 

The results of the inquest are not available.

 

Sources

William Dearing Jones

William Dearing Jones (1829–1891); Birth: ABT 1829, Georgia; Death: 11 JUL 1891, Culloden Monroe County, Georgia, US (ancestry.ca)

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYH-6JR : 4 April 2020), William Jones in household of Nathan Jones, Monroe county, Monroe, Georgia, United States; citing family 199, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZMN-GK8 : 18 March 2020), Wm D Jones, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC3N-NX1 : 19 March 2020), William D Jones, 1870.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8GN-YC8 : 22 August 2017), William D Jones, District 557, Monroe, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 93, sheet 119D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,158.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKK-MKL3 : 1 June 2020), William D Jones, 1891; Burial, , ; citing record ID , Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46589125: “William D Jones; Birth: 23 Feb 1829; Death:11 Jul 1891 (aged 62); Burial: Culloden City Cemetery, Culloden, Monroe County, Georgia, USA; Memorial ID: 46589125.”

 

Benjamin Brown Hamilton (father of Antoinette Elizabeth Hamilton)

Benjamin Brown Hamilton COL (1811–1875); Birth: 20 JUN 1811, Georgia, USA; Death: 14 FEB 1875, Georgia, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZY2-5J7 : 4 April 2020), Benjamin B Hamilton, Dooly county, Dooly, Georgia, United States; citing family 181, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZMT-BZD : 18 March 2020), Benj B Hamilton, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC3T-9QL : 19 March 2020), Benjamin B Hamilton, 1870.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKK-MS9S : 1 June 2020), Benjamin B. Hamilton, 1875; Burial, , ; citing record ID , Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45380527: “Col Benjamin B. Hamilton; Birth: 20 Jun 1811; Death: 14 Feb 1875 (aged 63); Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, USA; Memorial ID: 45380527.”

 

Laura Ann Jones (mother of Antoinette Elizabeth Hamilton)

Laura Ann Jones (1816–); Birth: ABT 1816, Georgia; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZY2-5JW : 4 April 2020), Laura Ann Hamilton in household of Benjamin B Hamilton, Dooly county, Dooly, Georgia, United States; citing family 181, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZMT-BZ6 : 18 March 2020), L A Hamilton in entry for Benj B Hamilton, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC3T-9QG : 19 March 2020), Laura A Hamilton in entry for Benjamin B Hamilton, 1870.

 

Antoinette Elizabeth Hamilton

Antoinette Elizabeth Hamilton (1855–); Birth: ABT 1855, Georgia; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

Antoinette Elizabeth Hamilton (1850–1937); Birth: 16 JAN 1850, Dooley County Georgia; Death: 20 FEBRUARY 1937, Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZY2-5JH : 4 April 2020), Hamilton in household of Benjamin B Hamilton, Dooly county, Dooly, Georgia, United States; citing family 181, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZMT-BZJ : 18 March 2020), A E Hamilton in entry for Benj B Hamilton, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC3N-NFM : 19 March 2020), Antonett Jones in entry for William D Jones, 1870.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8GN-YCD : 22 August 2017), Antoinette Jones in household of William D Jones, District 557, Monroe, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 93, sheet 119D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,158.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-GTB : 16 March 2018), Antoinete Jordan in entry for G N Jordan, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ88-MVL : accessed 6 June 2020), Antonnett Jordon in household of George W Jordon, Howard, Bibb, Georgia, United States; citing ED 7, sheet 19B, line 96, family 386, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 236; FHL microfilm 1,820,236.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:39L4-3W2 : accessed 6 June 2020), Nettie H Jordan in household of George N Jordan, Howard, Bibb, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 49, sheet 3B, line 95, family 66, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 339; FHL microfilm 2,340,074.

“Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJX9-SSBH : 1 August 2019), Antionnette Jordan, 20 Feb 1937; citing Waycross, Ware, Georgia, United States, Georgia State Archives, Morrow.

 

George Nathan Jordan, Senior

George Nathan Jordan (–1933); Birth: Unknown; Death: 18 OCTOBER 1933 (ancestry.ca).

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMR-Y8NL : 28 November 2018), George Nathan Jordan and Nettie E Jones, 13 Dec 1896, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 005016247.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPM5-HRQP : 28 November 2018), George Nathan Jordan and Hettie E Jones, 13 Dec 1896, Spokane, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 102389019.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPM6-LHC1 : 28 November 2018), Geo N Jordan and A E Jones, 13 Dec 1896, Spokane, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 007388733.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMT-3W4K : 28 November 2018), Geo N Jordan and A E Jones, 13 Dec 1896, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 005015910.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-HFY : 16 December 2019), George N Jordan, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 24, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-GTY : 16 March 2018), G N Jordan, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ88-MV2 : accessed 6 June 2020), George W Jordon, Howard, Bibb, Georgia, United States; citing ED 7, sheet 19B, line 95, family 386, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 236; FHL microfilm 1,820,236.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:39LW-V3Z : accessed 6 June 2020), George N Jordan, Howard, Bibb, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 49, sheet 3B, line 94, family 66, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 339; FHL microfilm 2,340,074.

“Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJXM-GH2G : 1 August 2019), George Nathan Jordon, 16 Oct 1933; citing Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States, Georgia State Archives, Morrow.

“Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4MJ-J46 : 24 December 2014), George N Jordon, 16 Oct 1933; from “Georgia Deaths, 1919-98,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Bibb, Georgia, certificate number 22325, Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, Atlanta.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKK-MKLH : 1 June 2020), George Nathan Jordan, 1933; Burial, , ; citing record ID , Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46589127: “George Nathan Jordan; Birth: unknown; Death: 18 Oct 1933; Burial: Culloden City Cemetery, Culloden, Monroe County, Georgia, USA; Memorial ID: 46589127.”

Brookhouse Residence, 1872 Parker Street, Vancouver; Conservation Plan; July 2015, rev. August 2015; http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/1872parker/documents/BrookhouseResidenceConservationPlanrevAug2015.pdf: Civic Address: 1872 Parker Street, Vancouver, British Columbia; Legal Address: Lot 12, Block 30, District Lot 264A; Construction Date: 1908; Building Permit: Thursday October 15, 1908; Mrs. Jordan; Parker Street; $5,000 Frame dwelling; 264A, Block 30, Lots 11 & 12; Water Permit:  #12350; Mrs. G. N. Gordon (sic); October 5, 1908.

 

George Nathan Jordan, Junior

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-GYM : 16 March 2018), George Deaulm [sic] in entry for G N Jordan, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKJ-YDC : 8 November 2017), George Nathan Jordan, 1923.