Elijah Parks Jones

26 January 1886–18 October 1969 (Age 83)
Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah Parks

When Elijah Parks Jones was born on 26 January 1886, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, his father, Eugene Fisher Jones, was 29 and his mother, Mildred Claire "Minnie" Parks, was 22. He lived in Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 18 October 1969, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Fisher Jones
Mildred Claire "Minnie" Parks
Elijah Parks Jones
Fisher Graham Jones
Samuel Riddle Jones Sr
Mildred Esther Jones
Virginia Merrill Jones

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World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began
Age 2
Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 4
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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 22
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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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Sources (5)

  • E Parks Jones in household of E Fisher Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elijah Jones, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Elijah Jones, "Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000"

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