Eliza Jones

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Jones was born in 1883, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Jones, was 25 and her mother, Orilla Catherine Havens, was 26. She lived in Buffalo, Nebraska, United States in 1885.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Jones
1858–
Orilla Catherine Havens
1857–1928
Alma Pearl Jones,
1880–1983
Maude Cecil Jones
1881–1974
Eliza Jones
1883–
Clyde Jones
1885–
George F Jones
1886–
Walter Fauntleroy Jones
1888–1957
Daniel Seigal Jones
1890–
Wilbur Crete Jones
1893–1975
Ruth Mae Jones
1895–1998

Sources (1)

  • Eliza Jones in household of Thomas Jones, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

World Events (8)

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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: 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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