HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Biographical Appendix

  

J. S. Jordan

J. S. Jordan, prosecuting attorney, was born in Pike County, MO., August 7, 1852, and is the son of Richard T. and Elizabeth (Bartlett) Jordan. J. S. Jordan was reared in Pike Co., Mo., until fifteen years of age, and then after roaming around for several years, finally located in Reynolds Co., Mo., where in 1876 he was elected prosecuting attorney, and filled that position in an able and efficient manner for eight years.  In 1877 he chose for his companion in life, Miss Minerva L. Farris, and the fruits of this union were four children, all but one now living and are named as follows: Anna A., Olie H. (deceased), Jesse E., and John L. In 1886 Mr. Jordan was elected prosecuting attorney of Iron County, and in 1888 he was elected city attorney, which position he still holds.  He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and is also a member of the K of H.