John Wilson Jones

31 July 1887–15 April 1974 (Age 86)
Rolling Prairie, LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Wilson

When John Wilson Jones was born on 31 July 1887, in Rolling Prairie, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, his father, Ferdinand Jones, was 28 and his mother, Ida Lucinda Robbins, was 26. He married Sarah Elva Davison on 16 August 1913, in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wills Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 April 1974, in Marion, Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Gardens of Memory, Wayne Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilson Jones
Sarah Elva Davison
Marriage: 16 August 1913
Newell Chesney Jones

Spouse and Children

16 August 1913
St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ferdinand Jones


    Ida Lucinda Robbins





    Edna Lucella Jones


    Eva Grace Jones


    Elsie Clarice Jones


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 19

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 23

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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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Story Highlight

John Wilson Jones a.k.a. John R Jones

Birth: Jul. 31, 1887 La Porte County Indiana, USA Death: Apr. 15, 1974 Marion Grant County Indiana, USA John Wilson Jones was born 31 JUL 1887 in Laporte County, Indiana to Ferdinand Jones and Ida Lu …

Sources (3)

  • John R Jones in household of Senator Thomas Qursk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John R Jones, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Jones in household of Ferdnand Jones, "United States Census, 1900"

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