Royal Vila Jones

10 December 1891–3 January 1977 (Age 85)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Royal Vila

When Royal Vila Jones was born on 10 December 1891, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Fearing Jones, was 43 and his mother, Susan Ida Vila, was 31. He married Lorine Ward Fay on 26 October 1922, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 January 1977, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85.

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Royal Vila Jones
Lorine Ward Fay
Marriage: 26 October 1922

Spouse and Children


    Lorine Ward Fay


26 October 1922
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Fearing Jones


    Susan Ida Vila




    Benjamin Vila Jones



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Royal V Jones, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Royal V Jones in household of James E Jones, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Royal Jones in household of James F Jones, "United States Census, 1910"

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