James E. Jordan Sabine Parish, Louisiana
James E. Jordan, justice of the peace
for Ward One, was born September 24, 1871, his parents being
John H. and Martha A, (Parker) Jordan, early settlers in the
southeast , part of the parish.
He was reared, and always lived, on a
farm, and attended the public schools. On February 3, 1903, he
was married to June A. Coburn and to them has been born one
child, Sarah Jane (June 26, 1904).
He served four years as constable of
his ward and is serving his third term as justice of the peace.
He took his Masonic degrees in Kisatchie Lodge No, 156 in
August, September and October, 1908, and since that time has
occupied prominent places in lodge circles, was W. M. six years,
besides at various times filling other important offices. For
the past five years he has served as D. D. G. M. for the Masonic
order. On January 16, 1910, he was made a Royal Arch Mason in
Vernon Chapter No. 51, R. A. M.
Mr, Jordan has been an enthusiastic
student of vocal music and for several years has successfully
taught vocal classes.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.