Zelpha Jones

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

The Life 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
Zelpha Jones
Betty Mae Johnson

Spouse and Children

    Clyde Johnson





Parents and Siblings

    Riley Famous Jones





    Sarah Jones


    Shelby Jones


    Caldona Jones


    Alice A Jones


    Mary Adeline Jones


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 10

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
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: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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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