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Matthew Jordan

Matthew Jordan

Male 1818 - 1883  (64 years)

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  • Name Matthew Jordan 
    Relationshipwith Thomas Clark
    Born 11 Oct 1818  Portlaw, County Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Naturalization 15 Mar 1845  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He applied for citizenship on 20 July 1843, and was naturalized on March 15, 1845.
    Census 1855  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1860  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1865  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1870  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1880  713 Elk St., Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigrant Ancestor
    Obituary Obituary:

    About noon yesterday, Mr. Matthew Jordan, an old and much respected resident of Buffalo, died at his house, no. 713 Elk St. For the last twelve years, Mr. Jordan had been a policeman, and for some time past his familiar face was seen at the railroad crossing at Elk Street, in the Seventh Precinct. Mr. Jordan was born at Portlaw County, Waterford, Ireland, on October 11, 1818, and was therefore at the time of his death nearly 65 years old. He came to Buffalo in 1840, having been for some time in America, and worked at various trades. When the late Dean Richmond was president of the New York Central Mr. Jordan was chief shipping clerk in an intimate acquaintance of Mr. Richmond. Mr. Jordan was a well-educated, honest, and genial man. He leaves three daughters and five sons to mourn his loss. His wife died about 3 years ago. He had for some time been suffering from a bronchial infection. He was uncle to Capt. Anthony Collins of the Third Precinct.

    Funeral Notice:

    The funeral of the late patrolman Matthew Jordan was observed at his late residence, 713 Elk St., yesterday morning. It was largely attended by acquaintances and friends. A line of detailed policeman acted as guard and pallbearers. The funeral cortège moved to St. Patrick's Church, where impressive funeral rites were observed, and an impressive sermon preached by the Rev. Father McDermott. There were elaborate and beautiful floral designs around the casket, tributes from friends. Among these were “Gates Ajar,” an offering from the teachers of grammar school number 4, in which the eldest daughter, Mary E. Jordan, is a much esteemed teacher; a large shield, representing a policeman's badge, with a baton, no. 88, and B. C. P. in purple immortelles, surmounted by a pure white dove from the members of station number 7; a massive upright cross, resting on a bed of roses and smilax, with the word “father” in ageratum blossoms, from his children; 2 other crosses of roses, lilex and smilax were sent by the model social club, to which one of his sons belonged. A large procession followed the remains to Limestone Hill, where they were interred by the side of those of the wife and 2 daughters. 
    Died 6 Sep 1883  713 Elk St., Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Limestone Hill Cemetery, Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This is now Holy Cross Cemetery.
    Notes 
    • According to his death certificate, he was born Oct. 11, 1818 in Portlaw, in the south of Ireland. His precise date of immigration is not known, but he must have been here by 1843 when he applied for citizenship.

      In the 1870 census he is living with wife Bridget (42), with children Mary H, Catharine, Joseph, William, Richard, Johanna, Margaret, Perry, James, Ellen, and Henry (who is 10 mos.)

      Note the differences between this and a decade later. In the 1880 census, he is living at 713 Elk St. with his wife Bridget and children Mary E, Catharine, William, Perris [sic], James, Alice, Mary (daughter-in-law), and Matthew (10 mos., ____ nephew). This last must be Mary Moran, living with her husband William, and their first born son Matthew, aged 10/12.
    Person ID I929  BisantzCaldiero
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2018 

    Mother Catherine
              b. Abt 1795, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F659    |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Ancestors Mary "Bridget" Collins
              b. Sep 1829, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Dec 1880, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Mary E. "Aunt Mayme" Jordan
              b. Abt 1852, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1940  (Age ~ 88 years)
     2. Catherine Jordan
              b. Abt 1855, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Jordan
              b. Abt 1856, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. William Jordan
              b. Jul 1859, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1935, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     5. Johanna Jordan
              b. Abt Oct 1859, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Jordan
              b. Abt Oct 1859, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Margaret Jordan
              b. Abt 1862, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1878  (Age ~ 16 years)
     8. Pierce Paul Jordan
              b. Abt 1863, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Oct 1916  (Age ~ 53 years)
     9. James Jordan
              b. Abt 1867, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Jan 1928  (Age ~ 61 years)
     10. Ellen Jordan
              b. Abt 1867, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Alice Jordan
              b. Abt 1868
              d. 1947  (Age ~ 79 years)
     12. Henry Jordan
              b. Abt 1869, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. John Jordan
              b. Abt 1849
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F191    |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S74] 1870 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Year: 1870; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 13, Erie, New York; Roll: M593_935; Page: 765B; Family History Library Film: 552434.
    2. [S69] 1880 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Year: 1880; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: 832; Page: 417A; Enumeration District: 174.
    3. [S245] New York, State Census, 1865. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..
    4. [S258] New York, State Census, 1855. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..
    5. [S72] 1860 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Year: 1860; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 13, Erie, New York; Roll: M653_749; Page: 247; Family History Library Film: 803749.