William Leonard Jones

27 September 1889–28 November 1961 (Age 72)
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Leonard

William Leonard Jones was born on 27 September 1889, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Robert Allan Jones and Ada J Lewis. He married Jennie Evelyn CHAPMAN on 30 May 1916, in Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1916. He died on 28 November 1961, in Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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William Leonard Jones
Jennie Evelyn CHAPMAN
Marriage: 30 May 1916
Ronald Leonard Jones

Spouse and Children

30 May 1916
Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Ronald Leonard Jones


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Allan Jones


    Ada J Lewis




    Viola J Jones



    Daphne G. Jones


    May O. Jones



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • William Jones in entry for Ronald Leonard Jones and Alma Hazel Fitzgerald, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • William Leonard Jones, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • William Leonard Jones, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"

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