Mary Catherine Jordan

ID# 2910, (1905-1996)
Mary Catherine Jordan
     Mary Catherine Jordan was born on 22 August 1905 in South Crosby Twp, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of James Edward Jordan and Catherine Burns.1 She married Samuel Kiser in San Mateo, California.2 She died on 5 November 1996 in St Petersburg, Florida, at age 91.2 She was buried in St Petersburg, Florida.2

"Mary Jordan went to Clear Lake School and St Edward's High School in Westport. She trained to be a registered nurse at St Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville. She graduated from the St V de P Nursing School in 1931. She could not find work in Canada so she went to her Uncle Tom Burn's home in Cleveland and worked at a hospital there. From there she went to New York City and then to San Mateo, California. She met her husband, Sam Kiser, and they were married there. When Sam retired, they moved to Naples, Florida and then to St Petersburg, Florida. She continued to work as a nurse in Florida. After Sam died, Mary came to Canada every summer and stayed with Mary Carroll and her family. She loved to play cards, visit her relatives and help look after Mary's children Jason and Ryan. Since Mary Jordan had no children of her own, she considered her nieces and nephews as her own kids. She would brag about them when she got back to her home in Florida."2

Last Edited=10 Jan 2013


  1. [S1201] Mary Catherine Jordan, Birth Registration 024926 (18 Sept 1905), Ancestry,
  2. [S624] Mary Carroll, "Family Group Sheets", Oct 2009 (Brockville, ON). Copy privately held by Faye West.