John Asa Jones

23 April 1893–16 November 1968 (Age 75)
Lamar, Randolph, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Asa

When John Asa Jones was born on 23 April 1893, in Lamar, Randolph, Alabama, United States, his father, Solomon Jones, was 27 and his mother, Alice Hughes, was 16. He lived in Pine Springs, Lamar, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 16 November 1968, in Lamar, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Crews, Lamar, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Jones
Alice Hughes
John Asa Jones
Mary J. Jones
Mallie D Jones

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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 2

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 (3)

  • John A Jones in household of Solomon Jones, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Aza Jones in household of Solomon Jones, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Asa Jones, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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