Winfield S. Jones

February 1847–18 June 1917 (Age 70)
Licking, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Winfield S.

When Winfield S. Jones was born in February 1847, in Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, William Henry Jones, was 26 and his mother, Rebecca Wagy, was 26. He married Eduarda Magdelena Branch on 18 June 1868, in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States in 1860. He died on 18 June 1917, in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Winfield S. Jones
Eduarda Magdelena Branch
Marriage: 18 June 1868
Florencio Jones
Frederic Wade Jones
Lucy Ella Jones
Hattie Della Jones
Leroy Melwin Jones
Elmore Delwin Jones
Edna M. Jones
Winfield Scott Jones
Charles Blain Jones
Alvin A. Jones
Lillian R. Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1868Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 13
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Jones in entry for Hattie Della Williams, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Winfield Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Winfield S Yones, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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