Willis Jones

1850–
Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Willis

When Willis Jones was born in 1850, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, his father, William Tyrell Jones, was 33 and his mother, Martha Jane Coplan, was 27. He lived in Kewaunee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William Tyrell Jones
1817–1860
Martha Jane Coplan
1823–1861
Rachel Jane Jones
1840–1920
Frank Jones
1852–
Melinda A. Jones
1846–1926
William Drury Jones
1846–1929
Willis Jones
1850–
Phoebe Maria Jones
1856–1889

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Willis Jones in household of Wm Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Willis Jones in household of William T Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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