When Sophia Maude or Kaye Jones was born on 28 August 1903, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, James Henry Jones, was 44 and her mother, Sophia Julia Ducloux, was 36. She married Morris Edward Smith on 30 December 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 27 August 2000, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.
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)’.
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