Minnetta Blanche Jones

18 July 1895–5 April 1985 (Age 89)
Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, United States

The Life of Minnetta Blanche

Minnetta Blanche Jones was born on 18 July 1895, in Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, United States as the daughter of W R Jones and A Forkner. She married Frank Everett Howell on 17 July 1913, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pierce, Washington, United States in 1935 and Modesto Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. She died on 5 April 1985, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Frank Everett Howell
Minnetta Blanche Jones
Marriage: 17 July 1913
Robert L Howell
Doris Jean Howell
Norman G Howell

Spouse and Children

17 July 1913
Los Angeles, California, United States


    Robert L Howell


    Doris Jean Howell


    Norman G Howell


Parents and Siblings

    W R Jones


    A Forkner




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 2

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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: 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)

  • M Blanche Howell in household of Frank E Howell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minnetta Blanche Jones in entry for Doris Jean Howell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Minnetta Blanche Jones, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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