Rev. John D. Jordan

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
April 16, 1908, Page 1
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Preacher Found Dead.
Rev. John D. Jordan Suffocated By Gas In His Home In Atlanta.

An Atlanta special to the Macon News says Rev. John D. Jordan, pastor of the Jackson Hill Baptist church, was found dead in his home on East avenue yesterday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock.

Whether Dr. Jordan committed suicide or not has not been ascertained.  At the time he was found two gas jets in the room were turned on, and the windows were closed.  Dr. L. C. Fisher, who was called, stated that Dr. Jordan had been using gas to relieve the pain in the back of his head.  According to Dr. Fisher’s statement, Dr. Jordan had turned on the gas and laid down on the bed.  He was probably overcome by the gas or fainted before he was able to turn off the flow.  It is stated that the minister had been using the illuminating gas as a remedy for his head.

Mrs. Jordan is visiting her relatives in Meridian, Miss., and was wired of her husband’s death.

Dr. Jordan came to the pastorate of the Jackson Hill Baptist church from Savannah, Ga., where he was the pastor of the First Baptist church of that city.  Since coming to Atlanta, he has been very prominent in Baptist circles.  He took a prominent part in the weekly meeting of the Baptist ministers.  Recently when the Baptist churches decided to have a summer campaign of revivals, Dr. Jordan was placed on the central committee.


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