Zan Jordan

Zan Jordan

Male 1892 - 1976  (84 years)

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  • Name Zan Jordan 
    Born 15 Sep 1892  Job, Randolph County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1976  Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Riverside (Orofino) Cemetery Orofino, Clearwater County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I544629315  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2010 

    Father Adanijah N Jordan,   b. 04 Jan 1847, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1930, Weippe, Clearwater County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Amanda Lee Nelson,   b. 30 Apr 1851, Circleville, Pendleton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1926, Weippe, Clearwater County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1870  Pendleton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F550339875  Group Sheet

    Family Ethel Alice Eby,   b. 17 Jul 1895, Fraser, Clearwater County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1972, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 04 Nov 1912  Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Idaho Marriages, 1842-1996
      about Ethel Alice Eby
      Name: Ethel Alice Eby
      Gender: Female
      Spouse: Zan Jordan
      Spouse gender: Male
      Marriage Date: Nov 4, 1912
      Marriage Location: Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., Idaho
      Source: This record can be found in the marriage book at the County Courthouse located in Nez Perce Co., ID in Volume 5 on Page 102.

    Children 
     1. Harold Zan Jordan,   b. 15 Apr 1913, Fraser, Clearwater County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1978, Orofino, Clearwater County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Zella F Jordan,   b. 02 Jul 1917, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F519068505  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Sep 1892 - Job, Randolph County, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Nov 1912 - Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1976 - Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside (Orofino) Cemetery Orofino, Clearwater County, Idaho Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ethel Eby and Zan Jordan. Taken May 1957
    Ethel Eby and Zan Jordan. Taken May 1957
    From Dallas Eby
    L-R: Zan Jordan, Charles Arnold Eby, Vernon Dee Eby and Ethel Eby. Taken Jul 1965
    L-R: Zan Jordan, Charles Arnold Eby, Vernon Dee Eby and Ethel Eby. Taken Jul 1965
    From Dallas Eby

    Headstones
    Zan Jordan
    Zan Jordan
    Personal Collection

  • Notes 
    • 1900 Census Dry Fork, Randolph, West Virginia as Jan JORDON
      1910 Census Fraser, Nez Perce, Idaho as Zan JORDAN; living with his brother Okey.
      1920 Census Weippe, Clearwater, Idaho as Zan JORDAN


    • Social Security Death Index
      about Zan Jordan
      Name: Zan Jordan
      SSN: 519-24-8555
      Last Residence: 83544 Orofino, Clearwater, Idaho, United States of America
      Born: 15 Sep 1892
      Died: Oct 1976
      State (Year) SSN issued: Idaho (Before 1951 )

    • FROM CLEARWATER TRIBUNE
      Copied March 3, 2008 By Juanita Steadman
      BLOOD POISON FROM SCRATCH
      Zan Jordan of Weippe came to Orofino Thursday for medical treatment. He is employed by the Forest Service on
      Pete Barto?s trail crew on Eldorado creek in the Mussellshell district and a few days ago scratched his arm near
      the elbow. The wound became infected and Zan is taking a few days forced vacation.
      FROM CLEARWATER TRIBUNE SEP 1922
      Copied March 3, 2008 By Juanita Steadman
      NEW BARBAR SHOP SOON
      Zan Jordan and wife made a trip to Spokane last week where Mr. Jordan purchased first class four chair barber
      shop equipment, including glass, fixtures and supplies. It will be set up in the south part of the new E. H. Atherton
      brick block as soon as the building is ready, which will probably be next week, when Mr. Jordan will open for
      business. He will move his family to Orofino, having rented the Blake cottage on the corner of Main and College
      Avenue.
      FROM CLEARWATER TRIBUNE 06 OCT 1922
      Copied March 3, 2008 By Juanita Steadman
      JORDAN BARBER SHOP OPEN
      Zan Jordan?s barbershop in the new Atherson block opened for business Saturday September 30 at noon. The
      building will soon be finished and the shop in first class condition.
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      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 20 OCT 1939
      Copied March 8, 2008 by Juanita Steadman
      Building New Barber Shop
      Zan Jordan has started construction on a new 26x40 frame building at the corner of A Street and College Avenue,
      which will house his barbershop and one office room. Contractor John A. Johnson is doing the work and started
      construction Tuesday morning. The building, located on property recently purchased from W. T. Bennell, is to be
      finished in about 30 days.
      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 19 OCT 1944
      Copied March 13, 2008 by Kody Cochrell
      Zan?s Barber Shop
      ?Self Confidence is when a woman with big ears is sure everyone looks at her ankles.?
      We are confident that you will
      LIKE OUR?
      BARBERING SERVICE!
      Zan?s Barber Shop
      Red & Company
      Harold Jordan, Manager
      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 20 DEC 1951
      Copied April 2, 2008 by Juanita Steadman
      Zan's, Up-River Spot Will Open Saturday
      "Zan's", newest Clearwater county recreation center, will open its doors Saturday.
      Built five miles south of Orofino on the Lewis-Clark highway, the new development embraces several cabins, a
      dancing spot, with food, beer and soft drinks. No food will be available on the opening night Saturday, announces
      Zan Jordan, proprietor.
      The new business is built on a choice scenic spot with piped spring water and considerable scenic attractions. In
      addition it faces a nice beach on the river. Finished in beautiful cedar paneling
      the building is especially attractive and should offer considerable inducement for travelers who use that highway
      as well as local residents.
      Cabins and the equipment in the tavern are completed with modern equipment in all details, with the cost
      of the project running into a sizeable investment.
      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 07 FEB 1952
      Copied April 2, 2008 by Juanita Steadman
      Gas Stove Explodes, Zan Jordan Burned
      Force of Explosion Blew Door Into Front Yard
      The explosion of a propane gas stove caused severe burns to the hands and face of Zan Jordan Friday evening.
      His hands, face and ears are bad swollen and he has been confined to his home following first aid treatment at the
      Orofino hospital.
      The accident took place when Jordan attempted to light a stove in one of the cabins at Zan's place, between
      Orofino and Greer. Jordan said he detected the smell of gas. As a precaution he opened both doors to the cabin
      and waited what he considered a reasonable length of time before striking the match.
      The force of the explosion blew one of the doors entirely off the hinges and sent it sailing in splinters into the
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      yard. Jordan was thrown against the opposite wall, causing injury to his back. His clothing and hair were singed
      and his eyelashes burned off, although his eyeglasses probably saved his eyes from further injury.
      He was able to smother the fire on his clothing and step outside to call for help. Several patrons from the
      tavern responded and were able to put out the fire in the cabin. A sleeping bag was burned and the floor and
      other items damaged by the flames and heat.
      Jordan said that workmen had spent the day making changes in the installation of his heating system and had
      evidently failed to turn off the gas in the cabin.
      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 25 OCT 1962
      Copied April 4, 2008 by Juanita Steadman
      Reception Nov. 4 To Honor Z. Jordans
      Mr. and Mrs. Zan Jordan will be honored with a reception to mark their golden wedding anniversary at the
      Bon'Eve Beauty Salon from 2 to 5 p.m. on November 4.
      Hostesses will be the Jordan's daughter, Mrs. Zella Davis and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harold Jordan, who invite all
      the Jordan's friends to come and greet them on this occasion.
      Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have asked that there be no gifts.
      Zan Jordan and the former Ethel Eby were married November 5, 1912 at the Courthouse in Lewiston, with her
      father, Chas. Eby, and uncle, Fred Eby as witnesses.
      Mrs. Jordan was born and reared in Clearwater County and Zan came from West Virginia in 1909.
      Following their marriage the couple lived in the Fraser area where Zan logged, and they were also in Weippe a
      short time before moving to Orofino in 1922. He was a barber here until 1951 when he started the building of
      Zan's on the Lewis-Clark highway. The couple have made their home near their business since that time. In
      addition to their daughter, Mrs. Davis and son, Harold, the Jordans have three granddaughters and four great
      grandchildren.
      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 08 NOV 1962
      Copied April 4, 2008 by Juanita Steadman
      Jordans Honored At Reception Sun.
      More than 150 friends came to greet Mr. and Mrs. Zan Jordan when they celebrated their golden anniversary
      Sunday with an "open-house" given in their honor by Mrs. Harold Jordan and Mrs. Elwood Davis at the Bon' Eve
      Salon.
      An afternoon of perfect fall weather added to the enjoyment of the guests. Baskets of gold chrysanthemums and
      gold bells suspended from the ceiling were decorations used.
      Feature of the refreshment table was a wedding cake baked and decorated by Mrs. Darrel Frazier of Pierce. The
      cake was cut and served by Mrs. Norman Vaughan (the former Arlene Davis), who was the only granddaughter
      able to attend. Mrs. Albert Frazier of Pierce assisted Mrs. Harold Jordan with the
      serving.
      Mrs. Perk Lyda poured and Mrs. Andy Goin of Craigmont served punch. Mrs. Elwood Davis had charge of the
      guest book.
      Relatives of Mrs. Jordan who came from out-of-town were her brother Arnold Eby, Vancouver, Wash, and her
      nephews, the Jack Eby family from Vancouver and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eby of Camas, Wash.
      Guests from Lewiston were Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Stevenson, Larry Reed, the J. B. Lillards, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
      Wohlen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lundy, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jordan, Fleet Jordan, Mrs. Viola Aggar, the Keith
      Vaughans, Lyle Kitchen and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Prine. Others from a distance were Leonard Christenson of
      Kennewick, Wash. and Garden Benson of Wenatchee, the John Rauch family of Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Storey,
      Genesee, the K. 0. Andersons of Culdesac, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hamilton of Medical Lake, Wash, and Mr. and
      Mrs. Floyd Meyers of Kamiah. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan were married in Lewiston, November 4, 1912 and have made
      their home in this area ever since. Their two children are Harold Jordan and Mrs. Elwood (Zella) Davis, both
      Orofino.
      A money-tree of gold foil wrapped coins was presented to the couple
      by relatives and friends.
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      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 11 DEC 1969
      Copied April 6, 2008 by Juanita Steadman
      Zan's Destroyed By Fire Sunday; Cougars At Large
      Zan's a roadside tavern, about five miles east of Orofino, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning and two fullgrown
      cougars were released from their cages and are still at large. Orofino firemen with a Clearwater-Potlatch
      Timber Protective Assn. truck made a courtesy run to the fire and were unable
      to save the building, but prevented the fire from damaging a nearby cabin and power lines. A stand-by crew
      remained in Orofino to take care of local emergencies, according to Elbert Snyder chief.
      Loss was estimated in excess of $10,000 on the partially insured building.
      Glen Maxwell, owner and operator of the establishment on U. S. Highway 12, said he plans to rebuild at the same
      location.
      The cougar cages have been baited in hopes that they will return. He said he has had the animals
      since they were cubs and have been an attraction at establishment for the last six years.
      FROM OROFINO TRIBUNE 04 NOV 1976
      Copied April 15, 2008 by Juanita Steadman
      Jan Jordan Dies; Was Early Day County Resident
      Zan Jordan, 84, a resident of Clearwater County since the
      early 1900's, died October 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital, follow a short illness. He had suffered a cerebral
      hemorrhage Sunday at his home.
      Zan was born September 15, 1892 at Jobe, West Virginia, the son of Antaniga and Amanda Jordan. He moved to
      the Fraser area 16 years later. He married Ethel Eby on November 5, 1912 at Lewiston.
      Mrs. Jordan died in 1972
      In his early years he worked for the U.S. Forest service and the Pinkham Sawmill near Weippe and then
      attended barber school in Spokane. He owned and managed a barber shop, pool hall and confectionery store in
      the building that now houses the Luck Inn Tavern at Weippe until 1922.
      He moved to Orofino and operated a barber shop until 1940 when the building burned.
      Then bought the Boosters Club and later built his own Zan's, on Highway 12 between Orofino and Greer.
      Mr. Jordan never really retired and operated his mining claim in the Pierce area until recently and was engaged in
      several other business ventures at the time of his death.
      He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
      He is survived by a son, Harold Jordan of Orofino; a daughter, Zella Crawford of Pierce, four grandchildren and
      seven great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services were held Friday at Gilbert's Chapel with the Rev. William Dawkins of the First Baptist Church
      officiating.
      Active pallbearers were Robert V. Johnson, Kenneth Chapman, Robert Schlader, Richard Leonard, John
      Anderson and Elmer Felkins.
      Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Fleming, Earl Thornton, Roland Little, Lester Prine, Floyd Myers and Jack
      Aggar.
      Burial was at Riverside Cemetery.
    • WWI Civilian Draft Registrations Record
      about Zan Jordan
      Name: Jordan, Zan
      Birth Date: 15 Sep 1892
      Birth Place: Job WV
      City/County: Clearwater
      State: ID
      Ethnicity: W
    • World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      about Zan Jordan
      Name: Zan Jordan
      County: Clearwater
      State: Idaho
      Birthplace: West Virginia;United States of America
      Birth Date: 15 Sep 1892
      Race: Caucasian (White)
      FHL Roll Number: 1452213
      DraftBoard: 0



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