Richard Jones

21 September 1850–31 October 1927 (Age 77)
Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Jones was born on 21 September 1850, in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Jones, was 25 and his mother, Naomi Parsons, was 20. He married Viola Cazier on 14 November 1870, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in London, Middlesex, England in 1861 and Eden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 October 1927, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Jones
Viola Cazier
Marriage: 14 November 1870
Olive Naomi Jones
Pamelia Millie Jones
Richard Benjamin Jones
John Clarence Jones
Viola Ann Jones
Sarah Minerva Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1870Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Richard left England with his parents and five siblings on 4 June 1863 on the Packet Ship Amazon. A Packet ship is one that carries mail and cargo on a regular schedule. He was one of 882 joyful sai …

    Sources (33)

    • (Birth and Photograph) Richard Jones, "Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868"
    • (Census 1851) Richard Jones in household of Richard Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Richard Jones in entry for Philip Ferrin and Viola Ann Jones, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

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