Alpha Jones

21 October 1912–1 October 2009 (Age 97)
Oscaloosa, Letcher, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Alpha

When Alpha Jones was born on 21 October 1912, in Oscaloosa, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, her father, Issac Conley Jones, was 28 and her mother, Bettie Jane Frazier, was 17. She married Hassel Ratliff on 6 August 1934, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 4, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 1 October 2009, in Jackson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Hassel Ratliff
Alpha Jones
Marriage: 6 August 1934
Earl Ratliff

Spouse and Children

6 August 1934
Letcher, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Elbert Jones


    Alma Jones


    Edgar Jones


    John H. Jones


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 1

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

Age 29

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Alpha Jones in household of Con Jones, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alphia Ratliff in household of Hassel Ratliff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alpha Jones in household of Con Jones, "United States Census, 1930"

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