Flora Jones

about 1849–
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Flora

When Flora Jones was born about 1849, in Missouri, United States, her father, William Henry Jones, was 29 and her mother, Rebecca Wagy, was 29. She lived in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. Her occupation is listed as 1870 census in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States.

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William Henry Jones
Rebecca Wagy
Mary Ellen Jones
Flora Jones
Florence Jones
Winfield S. Jones
Andrew J Jones
Horace Jones
Edward Kingsley Jones
William Jones
Franklin Albert Jones
Thomas Jones
George Jones
Oscar Jones
Rosa Jones
Lillia R. Jones

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World Events (8)

1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
Age 1
California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.
Age 11
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 42
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

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 (4)

  • Flora Jones in household of Henry Gibbs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Florence Jones in household of Wm Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Flora Jones - Pioneer Overland Travel

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