John Francis Jones

Male15 August 1855–

Brief Life History of John Francis

When John Francis Jones was born on 15 August 1855, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Jones, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Griffiths, was 27. He married Jane Pickering on 8 February 1871, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Francis Jones
Jane Pickering
Marriage: 8 February 1871
Ernest Pickering Jones
Francis Edward Jones
Gertrude Jones
Harold Jones
Stanley Jones
Stanley Jones

Sources (19)

  • John F Jones in household of Edward Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Francis Jones, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Francis Jones, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1871Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1858 · Halle Orchestra Give First Performance

    Age 3

    The Hallé Orchestra named after Charles Hallé became a permanent orchestra when they played for the first time on January 30, 1858, in the Free Trade Hall. The orchestra fell on hard times in 1861 and performed only two concerts. From 1899-1911 Hans Richter directed the orchestra.


    Age 29

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

    Age 46

    The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

    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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