Praises For Miss Jane Jordan
at Funeral at Old Ladies’ Home This Morning
Floral Tributes Attest Esteem of Friends
Old Lady Remembered as Fashionable Dress Maker of Days Long Ago
The funeral of Miss Jane Jordan, which took place this morning at the Old
Ladies’ home, was attended by a large concourse of people, friends of the
deceased, in addition to those living at the home. Rev. T. S. McCallie conducted
the services, who said he had known the deceased for a number of years. He made
some beautiful remarks about her life and character.
The deceased was born in Athens, Tenn., March 16, 1836, and was the
daughter of Dr. Lewis Jordan, a practicing physician of that place. The family
lived in Cleveland during the war, and Miss Jane had many interesting
reminiscences of those days. She was an intimate friend of the Craigmiles family
here. The father spent his latter years here with his two daughters, Miss Jane,
and her sister, Mrs. Annie Grafton, who died at the Old Ladies’ home May 10,
Among those who were best acquainted with the family here were: Mrs.
James Gillespie, Mrs. L. J. Sharp, Mrs. Eugene Thomasson, Mrs. T. H. McCallie,
Mrs. Herbert Bushnell and others, all of whom regarded her as a beautiful
character and shining light. A year ago she fell and broke her hip at the home,
and since then has never been able to walk a step, but, seated in her invalid
chair or lying on her couch, she has been always bright and entertaining to the
extent that she always commended ready listeners.
Miss Jane was in her earlier years Chattanooga’s most fashionable dress
maker and many of the matrons and mothers and daughters now in society recall
the interest which she took in making her wedding lingerie and the beautiful
handiwork on it, worked by her deft fingers.
She had only grown worse a few days before her death and did not complain
very much until the day before.
Her only surviving relative is Mrs. Roy Simpson.
A long line of chairs were placed in available space at the home and a
long procession of carriages formed the funeral cortege. The floral offerings
sent by friends were many and beautiful, completely filling one carriage.
Chattanooga News 9/10/1915