Johnny Jesse Jones

23 January 1926–23 March 1996 (Age 70)
Floydada, Floyd, Texas, United States

The Life of Johnny Jesse

When Johnny Jesse Jones was born on 23 January 1926, in Floydada, Floyd, Texas, United States, his father, Johnny Jesse Jones Sr, was 21 and his mother, Gertrude Griggs, was 13. He married Evelyn Marie Hettick on 31 August 1947, in Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States for about 5 years and Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Cypress, Orange, California, United States.

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Johnny Jesse Jones
Evelyn Marie Hettick
Marriage: 31 August 1947

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31 August 1947
Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 3

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 19

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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)

  • Jessie Jones in household of John J Jones, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John J Jones Jr. in household of John J Jones, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Johnny Jesse Jones, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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