1918 Jan. In Memoriam Frances Thornton Jordan, wife of Wm. C. Jordan
IN MEMOARIM a. .pr home. near. Midway n !av nie-hti nie-hti nie-hti December 20, about Ivelve o'clock, the sweet and gen ie spirit or Mrs. r ranees morn-lon morn-lon morn-lon Jordan was : wafted to the treat Beyond'. Laid to rest in the !d church yard in Midway on that rst bright moning of the . New ear Thus her soul young as the 'ear, and just as bright and joy-us, joy-us, joy-us, 'had winged its way to the rms of Jesus, to rest there safe vermore. , . " ; . -, -, . Mrs. Jordon was born at Elberton Albert Co:, Ga., in May of 1838 and ,vas the daughter of Reuben and rtildred Cleveland" Thornton. Wherr quite a child she moved ith her Barents to Talbottom, Ga. ind later.' to Bullock county (then arbour). Ala., where she was mar led to William C. Jordan February 4, 1856. She was. a niece of the lamented" Reuben and Elizabeth Maxwell, who also', came from El berton, Georgia, and later moved b Alexander City, Alabama. Mrs. fordan united with the Baptist ihurch at the early , age of eleven ears. For-sixty-two For-sixty-two For-sixty-two For-sixty-two For-sixty-two years, this couple ave journeyed the pathway of ife twelve, -years -years this coming Vahrnnrv 14f.li flinpp t.hpv op.lphrft- op.lphrft- ed their goldenwedding. No love lier or more - beautiful could she pave been as a bride, than on this !IlCcason her bouquet of golden mttercups fully typifying the reined reined gold of her nature. No need o say Jier "life's work well done," or that life is known wherever er- er- name is heard. A young wife during the terri-l,e terri-l,e terri-l,e times of the 'sixties, hers was he hard part to stay at home, (to fcare for the little ones and. the slaves entrusted to their care and vait oh! so patiently and prayerfully prayerfully for news of the husband and father at the front, battling, so pravely for the right. Hers still he harder part when the flood ide of war in passing had swept away, -wealth' -wealth' and comfort, to do the "menial tasks never known before before -still -still to care for her children, se to their comforts and help ?irovide even the necessities of life, jfever a murmur, nevera complaint ;o pass her lips, but ever a sweet mile and serene countenance, ihowing her high Ropes, and'her Treat trust in her saviour and" her rod. Living in the country you would ;hink her life was circumscribed y the four walls of her home but ;ho light of that life was radiated wherever her name has been heard md is glorified by her Christian daughters, and manly sons each :ne "of whom rise up to "call her blessed. , Blest indeed was she to have these children, to care for her jo lovingly and tenderly all her fife, especially in failing health. They were still by her side when jthe death angel wafted the breath from her feeble body. Of a large family six children are left . to fmourn her loss Mrs. J. P. Wood land Messrs. Carey and Curry Jor-Idan Jor-Idan Jor-Idan of Troy, Messra. W. E. and JPitt Jordon of Midway, and Mrs. B. W: Gresham of Prattville; a Inumber of grandchildren and great' grandchildren,' and one bro ther, Mr. Reuben Thornton ot iof Three Notch. Ala. Her pall i bearers were her four sons and itwo grandsons, William B. Jordan find Early Thornton Smith,, ot Wnnrllnnrl fin. . TVip Honorarv nail hearers were Major J., P. Wood of Troy,,B. W- W- Gresham, Prattville. William T. Smith, Woodland, Ua.; V . G. Hitchcock, Midway; J . V. Wood. Jr Trov: Jno. W. McLaneyi Kndalusia; Geo. Mclaney, Birm ingham; ; Algy G. Jordon, wood-and, wood-and, wood-and, Ga.'-' Ga.'-' Ga.'-' v, :.- :.- - ' ' i Her friends arer numberless. She ivas noble, in thought and purpose, mint in hoar iinrirht in life, flren- flren- fcrous and self-sacrificing self-sacrificing self-sacrificing in . all fher deeds, sublime in her meek and 'devotional service for husband and childrei. She loved God and served friends and foes alike. ; Her' life Jvas a benediction,. her death was a Ivictory. , To the bereaved ones, isvmnat.hvtHn tVio nnrnpr on vier I long journey of life,, we can only Inn. -I.- -I.- -I.- - ' 1 1 T! oojr one is caning mm wi.u u- u- stretchedarms to come up higher and "See the Kingdom of Day" as she is seeing Him' now.. - . r "By death come's life, .'by -oss -oss ' pnmpQ oBn - : ; The joy for, the tear, the peace for the pain.'- pain.'- c, ;- ;- , '' -, -, ' . ,N , Two Friends. - ' - , ' . f Thev above is a beautiful tribute taken from the Alabama Baptist. The dedeased was the another ef Mrs.xB. W. Gresham of our tdwn. . . - I- I- '