Melvin Clyde Jones

Brief Life History of Melvin Clyde

When Melvin Clyde Jones was born on 24 July 1869, in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel E Jones, was 29 and his mother, Sabra Ellen Long, was 21. He married Margaret Lee Reynolds on 18 September 1889, in Salt Creek Township, Mason, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mason, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Mason City Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 24 February 1944, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Melvin Clyde Jones
Margaret Lee Reynolds
Marriage: 18 September 1889
Harry Lyle Jones
Arthur Jones
James Raymond Jones
Inez Winifred Jones
Walter Kinsey Jones
Stella L Jones
Charles Irvin Jones

Sources (22)

  • Alvin C Jones in household of Samuel Jones, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Melvin Clyde Jones, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Milone C Jones, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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