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date: 19 August 2019

Jordan, John Woolflocked

(14 September 1840–11 June 1921)
  • Martin J. Manning


Jordan, John Woolf (14 September 1840–11 June 1921), editor and antiquary, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Francis Jordan, a grocery and chemical merchant, and Emily Woolf. His uncle, John Jordan, a Philadelphia antiquarian and an active member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, was an important influence on his nephew’s life and career. Jordan was educated in Philadelphia private schools and then at Nazareth Hall Military Academy near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1856 and went to work with his father in the family business. When Pennsylvania was invaded by the Confederate army in 1863, Jordan served as quartermaster sergeant in Starr’s Battery, Thirty-second Regular Pennsylvania Militia. After his military service he married Ann Page in 1883; they had three children. He became assistant librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1885 under Frederick D. Stone, first editor of the society’s quarterly, ...

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