Biography of Dr. Grace M. Jordan
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Grace Maurine Jordan, M. D. - Numbered among the able and successful young professional women of Columbus is Doctor Jordan, physician and surgeon, with offices at 2386 1/2 West Broad Street. She was born at Carpenter, Meigs County, Ohio, January 29, 1900, the daughter of John Vance and Elizabeth (Wilcox) Jordan.

John Vance Jordan is a native of Carpenter, Ohio, and his wife was born at Vinton, Ohio. He attended the district schools and Ohio University, as well as Wilksville Normal School. He began teaching school at the age of sixteen years and followed that profession for about ten years. He then became identified with the government railway mail service, with which work he is still connected. Both he and his wife live in Columbus. He is a Democrat, a member of the Glenwood Methodist Church, and belongs to Westgate Lodge No. 623, Free & Accepted Masons, of which he is Master. Grace Maurine, the subject of this sketch, is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan.

The paternal ancestors of the Jordan family are from Ireland and the maternal ancestors are of English origin.

The early education of Grace Maurine Jordan was received in the Highland Grade School, Columbus, and West High School In 1918 she entered Ohio State University, and in 1924 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from that institution. Doctor Jordan served her interneship at Women's Hospital, Cleveland, and in 1925 returned to Columbus, where she has established a successful practice. She has specialized in obstetrics and is a member of the staffs of White Cross and University hospitals.

Doctor Jordan is identified with the Columbus Academy of Medicine, Ohio State Medical Association, and American Medical Association. She also belongs to the Women's Medical Association, Alpha Epsilon Iota medical sorority, Eastern Star Lodge, and Zonta Club. Doctor Jordan lives with her parents at 159 S. Burgess Avenue, Columbus. She is unmarried.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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