Richard W. Jordan summoned by death: widely known civic leader succumbs to long illness; resident here 26 years
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Oct 1927, p. 7

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Friends and relatives of Richard W. Jordan, 516 Fifth street, who passed away Friday, October 14, after an illness of three years, gathered at his bier last Monday to pay tribute to the memory of one who had been actively interested in his community for many years and who had enjoyed the close friendship of hundreds of north shore residents. The services were conducted from the First Congregational church by the Rev. Stephen A. Lloyd and burial was at Oakwoods.

Mr. Jordan was born in Cambridge, Md., and resided in that city until he was about 19 years of age when he came to Chicago. There he became associated with Marshall Field and company, where he was employed for several years. He later entered the insurance business and became identified with W. A. Alexander and company, 134 S. LaSalle street, where he maintained business connections until his death. In his chosen profession, Mr. Jordan was unusually successful and, because of his remarkable personality and fine character, held the admiration and high esteem of all with whom he came in contact.

Mr. Jordan had been a resident of Wilmette more than 26 years, having resided for some time at Thirteenth street and Elmwood avenue and for several years at 1012 Greenwood avenue. More recently, however, the family removed to the Linden Crest apartments because of Mr. Jordan's failing health.

During his residence in Wilmette, Mr. Jordan was intensely interested in all enterprises seeking advancement of the best interests of the community. He was a member of the Ouilmette Country club for many years and of the North Shore Golf club, and was the chairman of the new grounds committee of the latter organization when the present clubhouse was built. He was a member of the First Congregational church and also of the Kiwanis club of Chicago and of lodge No. 931 A. F. and A. M. of Wilmette. He had been a member of the Wilmette Men's Whist club for over 20 years.

During the World war Mr. Jordan was in charge of the third and fourth Liberty loan drives in Wilmette and throughout the war period was active in Red Cross work. He was also active in recreation and entertainment work enterprises in the interests of the army and navy men stationed or in training on the north shore.

Mr. Jordan is survived by his widow and a son, William S. H. Jordan. Mrs. Jordan and her son will for the present reside at the home of Mrs. H. S. Griswold, at 619 Seventh street, and Mr. Jordan will carry on his father's business.

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21 Oct 1927
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Griswold, H. S. Mrs. ; Jordan, Richard Mrs. ; Jordan, Richrd ; Jordan, William ; Lloyd, Stephen
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Richard W. Jordan summoned by death: widely known civic leader succumbs to long illness; resident here 26 years