John Earl Jones

Brief Life History of John Earl

When John Earl Jones was born on 21 October 1898, in Arkansas, United States, his father, John Frederick Jones, was 38 and his mother, Dicey Elizabeth Acuff, was 33. He married Ruby Kitchen on 1 March 1921, in Arapaho, Custer, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Elixir Township, Boone, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 24 June 1975, in Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mound Valley Cemetery, Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Earl Jones
Ruby Kitchen
Marriage: 1 March 1921
Virgil Edward Jones
Delmar Dale Jones
Floyd Earl Jones
John Eldon Jones
Viola Louise Jones

Sources (8)

  • 1940 U.S. Census; John E Jones
  • 1921 Oklahoma County Marriages; John E Jones/Ruby Kitchen
  • 1975 Social Security Death Index; John Jones

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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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