Jane Jordan



Many Praises For Miss Jane Jordan

Spoken at Funeral at Old Ladies’ Home This Morning

Beautiful Floral Tributes Attest Esteem of Friends


Interesting 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, 1909.

      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

  Submitted by Gary P. Martin