Eben Dyer Jordan, Sr. (October 13, 1822 − November 15, 1895) was the co-founder of the department store chain Jordan Marsh with Benjamin L. Marsh in 1841.

Early life

Jordan was born in Danville, Maine to Benjamin and Lydia (Wright) Jordan on October 13, 1822. He was of English descent.

Family life

He married Julia M. Clark on January 13, 1847. They had five children:

  1. Walter Jordan (8 Jun 1848-19 Jan 1854)
  2. James Clark Jordan (12 Apr 1850-?) married Helen Stevens (four children)
  3. Julia Maria Jordan (17 Oct 1852-?) married Herbert Dumaresq (one child)
  4. Eben Dyer Jordan Jr. ( 7 Nov 1857-1916)
  5. Alice Jordan (12 Apr 1863-1935) married Arthur Wellesley Foster TD DL JP (two children).

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Death

Jordan died on November 15, 1895.