Elizabeth Childs Jones

Female2 March 1869–17 December 1930

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Childs

When Elizabeth Childs Jones was born on 2 March 1869, in Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, Franklin S. Jones, was 26 and her mother, Christiana A. Johnson, was 25. She married Samuel Dobbins Sleeper on 15 June 1891, in Vincetown, Southampton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Northampton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 December 1930, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Vincentown Methodist Cemetery, Vincetown, Southampton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Samuel Dobbins Sleeper
Elizabeth Childs Jones
Marriage: 15 June 1891
Samuel Albert Sleeper
Frank Jones Sleeper
Mary Elizabeth Sleeper
Ruth Isabel Sleeper
Elwood Johnson Sleeper

Sources (28)

  • Lizzie C Sleeper, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Lizzie C. Jones, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Lizzie C. Jones, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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  • Marriage
    15 June 1891Vincetown, Southampton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 10

    Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.


    Age 17

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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