Eben Dyer Jordan

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Eben Dyer Jordan, Sr.
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Born (1822-10-13)October 13, 1822[1][2]
Danville, Maine[1]
Died November 15, 1895(1895-11-15) (aged 73)
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation Businessman
Spouse(s) Julia M. Clark, m. January 13, 1847[3]
Children Walter Jordan, James Clark Jordan, Julia Maria Jordan, Alice Jordan, Eben Dyer Jordan, Jr.[3]
Parent(s) Benjamin and Lydia (Wright) Jordan[1]

Eben Dyer Jordan, Sr. (October 13, 1822 − November 15, 1895) was the co-founder of the department store chain Jordan Marsh with Benjamin L. Marsh in 1841.[4]

Early life[edit]

Jordan was born in Danville, Maine to Benjamin and Lydia (Wright) Jordan on October 13, 1822.[1] He was of English descent.[5]

Family life[edit]

He married Julia M. Clark on January 13, 1847. They had five children:

  1. Walter Jordan (8 Jun 1848-19 Jan 1854)
  2. James Clark Jordan (12 Apr 1850-?) married Helen Stevens (four children)
  3. Julia Maria Jordan (17 Oct 1852-?) married Herbert Dumaresq (one child)
  4. Eben Dyer Jordan Jr. ( 7 Nov 1857-1916)
  5. Alice Jordan (12 Apr 1863-1935) married Arthur Wellesley Foster TD DL JP (two children).

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Death[edit]

Jordan died on November 15, 1895.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rand, John Clark (1890), One of a Thousand: a Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men, Boston, MA: First National Publishing Company, p. 346. 
  2. ^ The Boston Daily Globe (October 14, 1896), MEMORIAL TO EBEN D. JORDAN. Employes of the House He Founded Join in Honoring the Famous Boston Merchant., Boston, MA: The Boston Globe., p. 5 
  3. ^ a b c Rand, John Clark (1890), One of a Thousand: a Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men, Boston, MA: First National Publishing Company, p. 347. 
  4. ^ a b "Eben D. Jordan Dead. Senior Member of the Firm of Jordan, Marsh & Co., of Boston. Millionaire, Once A Penniless Boy. Architect of His Own Fortune. Ranked Among Public-Spirited Citizens and Representative Men". New York Times. November 16, 1895. Retrieved 2010-07-29. Eben D. Jordan, senior member of the firm of Jordan, Marsh Co., who had been ailing since last July, died at his Beacon Street residence this morning. 
  5. ^ "Eben D. Jordan Dead. Senior Member of the Firm of Jordan, Marsh & Co., of Boston. Millionaire, Once A Penniless Boy. Architect of His Own Fortune. Ranked Among Public-Spirited Citizens and Representative Men". New York Times. November 16, 1895. Retrieved 2015-07-29. Eben D. Jordan was the son of Benjamin and Lydia Wright Jordan, and was born at Danville, Cumberland County, Me., Oct 13, 1822. He traced his ancestry directly back to the Rev. Robert Jordan, a clergyman of the Church of England, who came to this country and settled in what is now the state of Maine in about the year 1640.