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436. Emily Jane "Emma" FRY182 was born on 7 June 1867 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.178 She died on 14 November 1936 at the age of 69 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.119,223

1870 Census: "Emley, age 3, born TX"

1900 Census. Prec 1 "part of city of Gainesville", Cooke Co, TX, Hh 221
William Jordan, b. Nov 1849, age 50, married 15 years, b. MO, parents b. KY, farmer
Emma, wife, b. June 1867, age 33, 2 children - none living [although it's apparent there was a 1 marked over with a 0], b. TX, parents b. MO
Walter Fry, boarder, b. May 1876, age 24, b. TX, parents b. MO, farm labor
There is something quite strange. Emma states that she had two children, none were living, although there seems to be some indecision about that answer. Yet in 1910 Roberta is listed as age 23, Liston as age 6. Roberta's death certificate confirms she was born in 1886 - where was she in 1900?

FindAGrave.com shows no infant graves in Fairview Cemetery where William, Emily, Roberta & Liston are all buried. There were two infant graves in Shiloh Cemetery, Cooke Co - a "son" and a "daughter". The girl was born and died 30 Jul 1881; the boy was born and died 2 Feb 1885. An M. F. Jordan is also buried in Shiloh Cemetery, b. 10 Jan 1856 and d. 2 Feb 1885 - the same day as the baby boy so I doubt that these have any possibility of being Emily's infants.

1910 Census. Prec. 1, Cooke Co, TX Hh 220
William R. Jordan, age 60, married 25 years, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MO, farmer
Emily, wife, age 43, 4 children - 2 are living, b. TX, parents b. MO
Roberta, dau, age 23. b. TX
Liston, son, age 6, b. TX

1930 Census. Prec. 1, Cooke Co, TX, Hh 187, Margin says "Highway 77"
Emily J. Jordan, age 62, widowed, was age 17 when married, b. TX, parents b. MO
Liston, son, age 26, single, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. TX, stock farmer

Texas Death Certificate #53531. Emily Jane Jordan died in Gainesville, Cooke Co, TX on 14 Nov 1936. She was a widow; her husband's name Wm. Richard Jordan. She was born 7 Jun 1867 in Ladonia, Texas, and was 69y 5m 7d at death. She had chronic myocarditis. Father was Geo. W. Fry born in Missouri; mother was Mary E. Adams, born in Missouri. Liston Jordan of Gainesville was the informant. She was buried Fairview Cemetery on 15 Nov 1836.

Emily Jane "Emma" FRY and William R. JORDAN were married on 6 January 1885.119 William R. JORDAN119 was born on 13 November 1849.226 He died on 2 April 1926 at the age of 76 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.

Family lived in Gainesville, TX. He was a farmer.

William and Emily are buried Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke Co, TX. They have a joint headstone.
W. R. Jordan, born Nov 13, 1849, died Apr 2, 1926.
Emily Jordan, wife of W. R. Jordan, born June 7, 1867. No death date was ever placed.

Emily Jane "Emma" FRY and William R. JORDAN had the following children:

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i.

Mary Roberta JORDAN119,182,226 was born on 31 May 1886 in Texas. She died on 14 January 1914 at the age of 27 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.119

Texas Death Certificate #437. Roberta Jordan died in Gainesville, Cooke Co, TX, 1 1/2 miles south of the city. Roberta was born 31 May 1886 and died 14 Jan 1914 of "lagrippe". Her father was W. R. Jordan, b. MO; her mother was Emily J. Fox [wrong - it should have been Fry]. The informant was W. R. Jordan of Gainesville. Roberta was buried Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville on January 15th, 1914.

Her gravestone reads Mary Roberta Jordan.

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ii.

Child JORDAN was born before 1900. He/she died before 1900 at the age of 0 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.

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iii.

Willie Barbara JORDAN119,192 was born on 8 December 1900. She died in 1902 at the age of 2 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.119

Died in infancy. She is buried Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke Co, TX.

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iv.

Andrew Liston JORDAN119,182 was born on 13 May 1903 in Texas. He died on 16 June 1969 at the age of 66 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.

Married Lucille ??? sometime after 1930 when he was still living with his mother. One son Richard Jordan, teacher in Ft. Worth Public Schools. Richard, his wife and three sons moved to his parents' old ranch. Sons names: Paul, Sam, Ronnie.


Texas Death Certificate #9841 Andrew Liston Jordan died in Gainesville, Texas, where he had lived all of his life. His residence listed as Route 4. Andrew was born 13 May 1903. He died 16 Jun 1969 at age 66 of acute coronary thrombosis, sudden; he was dead on arrival. He was a retired city employee and married. Informant was Richard Jordan. He was buried Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville on June 17th, 1969.