Zelpha Jones

22 February 1884–20 August 1966 (Age 82)
Sneedville, Hancock, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Zelpha

When Zelpha Jones was born on 22 February 1884, in Sneedville, Hancock, Tennessee, United States, her father, Riley Famous Jones, was 40 and her mother, Elisabeth Gibson, was 30. She had at least 1 daughter with Clyde Johnson. She lived in Civil District 11, Hancock, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 20 August 1966, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bethany, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clyde Johnson
1880–before 1910
Zelpha Jones
Betty Mae Johnson
before 1910–1971

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
Age 5
The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889
1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 22
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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Sources (2)

  • Zilpha Jones in household of Riley Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Zelpha Jones - Published information: birth-name: Zelpha Jones

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