Alexander County

Obituary - Levi Jordan

The Evening Citizen, Cairo, IL, November 22, 1921.

FATHER OF 20 CHILDREN LAID TO REST

The burial of Levi R. Jordan, who died at White Heath, Ill., last Friday, was held at Mill Creek Saturday. Mr. Jordan was born at Saulsbury (Salisbury), N. C. February 10, 1835, the youngest of seven children. His parents removed to Illinois when he was 3 years old, settling in the southern part of Union county where he lived until his marriage to Sarah Cauble in 1861. They had nine children of who four survive. His wife died in 1877 and he was again married in 1882 to Martha Kerr and nine children were the result of this union, five of them now living. The children are Francis Atchison, Mill Creek, Ida Miller, Thebes; Chester Jordan, St. Louis, Lisa Lackey, Tamms, Harvey Jordan, Cairo, Dixie Spencer, White Heath, Clara Dillow, Mill Creek, Adeline Pollard, Charleston, MO and Leona Sheffer, Mill Creek. Besides, there were 55 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren.

He was a good citizen, a devoted husband and father. While he did not belong to any church, he professed religion when 22 years old. For several years he has lived with his children. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dixie Spencer, at White Heath, there being three of his children at his bedside.

The remains, which were brought to Cairo and taken charge by Undertaker E. A. Burke, were taken to the home of his son, Harvey Jordan, here until they were taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Atchison.

His children wish to thank the many friends for their kindness during his sickness and at his death.

Contributor's Note: This obit says he was from Mill Creek which is in Union Co, but he actually lived just south of the County line in Alexander County

Contributed by Anna Newell


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