Josephine Viola Jones

21 May 1873–1918 (Age 44)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Josephine Viola

When Josephine Viola Jones was born on 21 May 1873, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Captain William James Friar JONES, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Atlanta Malone, was 37. She married Robert Lewis Benton on 21 April 1892. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cache Township, Monroe, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Clarendon, Monroe, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died in 1918, at the age of 45, and was buried in Clarendon, Monroe, Arkansas, United States.

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Robert Lewis Benton
Josephine Viola Jones
Marriage: 21 April 1892
Robert Faye Benton
Webber Lewis Benton
William Goitein Benton
Alline Benton

Spouse and Children

21 April 1892


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 10

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Age 13

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Viola J Benton in household of Robert L Benton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola J Benton in household of Robt L Benton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josaphine V Jones in household of W J F Jones, "United States Census, 1880"

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