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Jordan, Ervelia Holcomb

Jordan, Ervelia Holcomb

Jordan, Ervelia Holcomb

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 1985

Interview 084a : A native of Houston County, Texas, Mrs. Ervelia Jordan's family was connected to Southern Pine Lumber Company for several generations. She married Willis Jordan and followed him from logging camp to logging camp and finally to Diboll in 1941. Her family lived at Fastrill, Bluff City, and out on "94" in a boxcar house. When her daughter Pat was a small child, several cars left the track, slamming into the boxcar house and amputating her arm. Mrs. Jordan also worked in a boarding house and remembers Dave Kenley, Paul Durham, Mae Ballenger, and Claude Welch.