Lonnie Preston Jones

11 April 1952–25 September 1985 (Age 33)
Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lonnie Preston

When Lonnie Preston Jones was born on 11 April 1952, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev Preston Ordean Jones, was 19 and his mother, Betty Jean Vice, was 20. He married Rhoda Kathryn Smith on 27 February 1972, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 25 September 1985, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Millersburg, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lonnie Preston Jones
Rhoda Kathryn Smith
Marriage: 27 February 1972
Davy Preston Jones
Jennifer Lynn Jones
Rita Sue Jones

Spouse and Children

27 February 1972
Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 3

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 3

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 10

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union because of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. This confrontation was the closest that the Cold War became a nuclear 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)

  • Lonnie in entry for Reverend Preston O Or Papa Jones, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Lonnie P Jones, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lonnie Preston Jones -

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