Jones, Alex J. Sr.
Alex J. Jones Sr., J. P. in This County From 1908 to 1953, Succumbs at 81
Death took Alex J. Jones Sr., 81, who once held public office longer than any other man in Colorado county, about 1 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam Marsalia of Eagle Lake, with whom he lived.
Judge Jones was justice of the peace in Precinct 6 for 43 years before his retirement in 1953.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Untermeyer Funeral home here with Rev. Andrew Didner, pastor of the Catholic church In Eagle Lake, officiating.
Mr. Jones was born in 1876 in Galveston and became an orphan when he was 6 months old, both his parents dying. He came to the Bernardo-Mentz area when he was a young man, and had lived there the rest of his life until his retirement.
He farmed and held the office of justice of the peace from 1908 to 1953.
He became justice of the peace when the late Julius Kotzebue decided to resign and sold his law books to Mr. Jones. The county commissioner in 1908, Adam Leyendecker, heard that Mr. Jones had the books, and had him appointed as Mr. Kotzebue's successor.
Rosary was recited for Mr. Jones at the Untermeyer Funeral home Monday evening.
His survivors Include 4 daughters, Mrs. Marcalia[sic]; Mrs. Sylvester Drymalla of Bernardo, Mrs. Ted (Olivia) Frontterhouse of Chula Vista, Calif. and Mrs. Josey Peikert whose whereabouts were not know early this week; and 3 sons, August, Alex Jr. and Joe Jones, all of the Bernardo area.
Mr. Jones was buried In St. Roch's Catholic parish cemetery at Mentz.
Colorado County Citizen, June 6, 1957
Jones, Augusta (Peikert)
Jones Funeral Services
Funeral Services for Augusta Peikert Jones of Mentz were held Monday, January 11, 1993 at 2 p.m. from St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz with Father Eddie Winkler officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Jones passed away January 9 in the Columbus Community Hospital. She was 84 years of age.
Daughter of Julius and Bertha Grewe Peikert, she was born July 6. 1908 in Alleyton. A housewife, she married August J. Jones November 3, 1926. He preceded her in death on July 3 1926.
Survivors include daughters and sons- in- law. Marion and Ronnie Frank of Columbus and Marjorie and John Strieder of Bernardo: sons and daughters- in- law. Gene and Dorothy Jones of Eagle Lake. Milton and Mary Jones of Bernardo and August Henry and Delores Jones of Mentz; sisters, Willie Mae Smith of Henderson, Alice Ritter of El Campo and Hortense Glenn of Hungerford; brothers, Fred Peikert of LaPorte and Julius Pekiert[sic] of Alleyton: 22 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband, August J. Jones; two brothers. Louis and Walter Peikert; and one sister, Annie Peikert.
Pallbearers were August Jones Jr., Raymond Bubak, Dan Mascheck, John David Strieder, Marvin Ray Jones, Smokey Leyendecker, Jimmy Streider, Butch Elster, John Ray Jones, Glen Janow, Doug Sledge, Marvin Wied, Kenny Weishert, Bobby Meyer and Carl Jones.
Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.
New Ulm Enterprise, January 14, 1993, page 2
It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of General Augustus Jones, of this city, which occurred at his residence here at 4 o'clock last Monday afternoon. General Jones was born in Indiana February 17, 1796, and was within three days of being 91 years of age. For a time after attaining his majority he resided near Jefferson City, Mo.; was a soldier of the war of 1812; was at one time United States Marshal of Missouri; owned large landed interests where St. Louis is now situated; came to Texas about the time of annexation, and has resided in Colorado county since that time. For several years past he has been gradually failing physically, and has been mostly confined to his room. At the time of his death he was believed to be the oldest Mason in the State, having joined that order in 1817, and retained his membership until his death. His life has been one replete with stirring events, and , if properly compiled, would make a most interesting volume. Last Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock his remains were committed to the dust [Columbus City Cemetery] with the rites of the Masonic fraternity, there to await the resurrection morn.
Colorado Citizen , February 17, 1887
General Augustus Jones
Sketch of his Life and Character
[Dubuque (Iowa) Daily Telegraph]
The following is a brief sketch of the life and character of Gen. Augustus Jones, late of Columbus, Texas, deceased, intelligence of whose death, at the advanced age of ninety years and six months, at that place, on the 14th ult., of pneumonia, has been received in this city by his brother, Gen. Geo. W. Jones, and the family of his son, Hon. Wm. Ashley Jones. Deceased visited Dubuque on 1874, and has many relations and friends here and throughout the United States to lament his death.
Gen August Jones was the third eldest son and child of Hon. John Rise Jones and Mary Barger, and was born in the old French town of KasKaskia, now in Illinois, but then in the Northwestern territory, August 18, 1796. He was partially educated in Roman Catholic schools in his native place and in Vincennes (now in Indiana) and partially at Transylvania university, Lexington, Kentucky. He removed to St. Louis, Mo., in 1810 with his father’s family, and for many years thereafter was more or less extensively interested in mining, smelting, mercantile, milling and planting operations in that section of the State, where he became a wealthy land and slave owner. He at one time was the sole owner of the celebrated Iron Mountain and realizing the great value of its contents, endeavored to form a syndicate of capitalists for the development of its riches and the construction of a railroad from there to St. Louis, but he failed to make others see as he did. He subsequently sold with other lands this valuable property, which if kept possession of would have made him a millionaire, as it in time did others.
In early life he was deputy sheriff of Washington county, Mo., and I believe later represented that county in the State Legislature. An esteemed personal friend of Gen. Andrew Jackson (as his father was of Jefferson who appointed that father a Untied States Judge for the Indiana Territory), he was United States Marshal of Missouri during both terms of President Jackson’s administration. During the period of his Marshalship he was the hero of many daring raids and encounters with various gangs of horse thieves, counterfeiters, fugitive criminals and other outlaws who infested that section of the country and so valuable were his services in thinning the numbers of such desperate law-breakers in his jurisdiction that Congress felt called upon to publicly and formally recognize them by votes of thanks. He became famous throughout Missouri and adjoining States for his wonderful nerve and daring, and accomplished arrests of desperate characters and dispersion of nefarious organizations that very few men could have effected. Such indeed was the awe his name and fame inspired in the minds of desperadoes, that during this period and years afterwards he was often solicited by local authorities in Arkansas and even in far off Texas, then asylums for outlaws of every description, to assist in the capture of particularly bad characters. He knew no such thing as fear, never shrank from the performance of the most perilous undertakings, and was never intimidated or quelled by any man or men, either in the rigid discharge of official duties or in personal or private affairs. He loved the excitement of a life of dangerous adventure, and a history of his many remarkable exploits would fill a volume and read more like fiction than somber narrative of actual occurrences. Such a spirit would naturally delight in military life and matters and at a very early age his bent in this direction practically manifested itself. The breaking out of the war with England in 1812 developed the latent martial passion in the boy’s breast, and despite strongest opposition on the part of his father and friends of the family, he entered the regular service as a volunteer private soldier at the age of sixteen, and served till the end of the year, mostly against the Indian allies of the British in the Northwest. During late years of reduced circumstances, brought about by a too lavishly generous hand that recklessly bestowed a fortune in money and lands upon those who had no claim upon his bounty, he received from the Untied States government for his services in this war, a monthly pension as a compliment from a grateful country for his aid in defending it against its enemies well on toward a century ago. In the early spring of 1847, declining to accept from the governor of Missouri a commission of Major General of Missouri volunteers (the commission actually and without his solicitation having been duly made out and forwarded him from the capital), he raised a company of friends, kindred spirits all, and as their captain entered and served throughout the Mexican war. At first, he was immediately under Gen. Kearney, whose well-known adventurous and dare-devil character undoubtedly attracted Capt. Jones to him, and upon the capture of Santa Fe, Gen. Kearney complimented him with the appointment of Military Governor of that city. In command of his company, he subsequently entered Mexico as a part of the invading army under Gen. Scott, and took part in the battle of Contreras, Churubusoo and other engagements participated in by that commander in his operations across the Rio Grande. At the close of hostilities, Capt. Jones returned to his home in Missouri and to his private business so long neglected for his country’s sake. He was for years Major-General of the State militia of Missouri, and it was from this position he acquired his military title of General.
In 1844 he was a candidate on the Democratic ticket for Representative of his district in Congress, but was defeated; not because his personal character was not universally respected or his abilities recognized nor because his district was not largely Democratic, but because his party in that State was at the time (through the malign influence of Thos. H. Benton), split up into rival and bitterly antagonistic factions, which enabled the Whigs to triumph as they never could have done against united Democratic opposition. Gen. Jones was never ambitious of civil preferment and repeatedly declined nomination for important and highly honorable offices. The tedium of Legislative duties and the tameness and constraint of the more strictly civil offices, possessed no charm for one of his active temperament and restless and adventurous disposition, with which the dangers, vicissitudes and variety of the soldier’s life or the excitement incident to civo-martial positions better harmonized. This temperament always characterized him, and he early became and always remained known as a “fighting man.” Peaceable and far from quarrelsome, he was always the courteous gentleman, but he never swallowed the slightest insult no allowed the least affront, no matter by whom offered, to go unresented. In a country where everybody was quick to take offense and equally ready to fight, he became involved in his younger days in many personal difficulties, resulting in either a physical encounter on the spot or in some form of the more formal affair of honor, the duel, with pistols or other deadly weapons. And as, though in stature small and in build slight, he was extraordinarily athletic and quick, and also, well trained in the manly art of self defense and in the use of weapons, he rarely or never failed to come out best man. Space will not allow particulars of any of these personal affairs, some of which were fatal and all highly interesting in their way.
Naturally associated with this spirit was a love fro field sports, in which he delighted. Few equaled him as an expert shot with rifle, pistol or gun. He was also a fine horseman, and with his own pack of blooded hounds, or those of neighbors, he often enjoyed with his friends the excitement of a fox hunt. His horses were of the best fine bred and trained Kentucky stock and their merits were frequently tested in competitive trials among themselves or with outside animals, over his own excellent course or some other track. Throughout the South in those days fine horses were a matter of great interest and pride to most gentlemen of means, and racing was a common amusement.
Reference having made to Gen. Jones remarkable physical muscularity and activity, it may be observed in corroboration thereof, that in his better days he could outrun and out jump any one in his section of country, and he far excelled any one of his weight in wrestling skill. Not exceeding five feet seven inches in height, and never weighing over 130 pounds, his strength and agility were wonderful. His complexion was dark, his eyes black and piercing and his hair (always worn long after the typical Southern fashion) was of raven blackness, and remained unmingled with grey up to his 65th year. His lips were thin and sternly compressed, except when pleasantly smiling, and his firm expression of face plainly denoted his marked force and determination of character. Chivalrous and gallant in the highest degree, he was under all circumstances the ready champion of the weaker sex; and with all his great masculinity of character, and love for field sports, he was in earlier life very fond of ladies’ society, of music and of social festivities. He was an accomplished and graceful dancer, and delighted in the pleasures of the ball-room. His manners and address were characterized by that dignified courtesy that distinguished gentlemen of the olden school, especially in the South. He in early life acquired a thorough knowledge of French, later of Spanish, and spoke both these languages as fluently as he did his mother tongue.
General Augustus Jones was thrice married, first to Miss Mary Rayburn, and secondly to her widowed sister, Mrs. Agnes Woods (Rayburn) Hunter, who were daughters of Joseph Rayburn, Esq., a Virginian by birth, a member of a highly respectable family, and a very wealthy planter in his native State and later in Missouri, Gen. Jones’ third wife is as also were his former wives, a native of Virginia. She was a Miss Hannah E. Elson, and survives her husband, in Texas, where he married her after his removal to that State in 1851. He had one son and several daughters by each wife, and all but two of the surviving children have married. Two of the sons are living, Rice Jones, by the third wife, and Wm. Ashley Jones, the first child by the first wife. The latter, Wm Ashley Jones, was long resident of Dubuque, but has for some years past been in Dakota. Mrs. Jones, his wife, with their daughter, Miss Hallie E. Jones and one son, S. J. Jones are residents of this city. Two other sons (grandsons of General August Jones) reside in Minnesota Augustus Drysdale Jones at Villard, and W. A. Burt Jones at St. Paul.
For many years past Gen. Augustus Jones was a member of the Episcopal church, and died in that communion. Honorable and upright in all things throughout life, he had no fear of death or the hereafter, and sank peacefully to rest eternal, uttering the last words that fell from his lips, “I am going to sleep,” addressed to his wife and daughter, who knelt beside his dying bed, and upon whose bowed heads he placed his hands in final blessing.
The father of Gen. Jones was Hon. John Rice Jones, a native of Wales, a profound jurist, mathematician and linguist, who died, Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri in 1842. His family of six sons all became men of distinction, among them our own eminent fellow-citizen, Gen. George Wallace Jones, with whose history most of our people are familiar.
The other sons were, first, Hon. Rice Jones, a regular graduate in both medicine and law, “a man of extraordinary brilliance of intellect and great promise,” says ex-Gov. Reynolds in his History of Illinois, and who at the time of his death at the early age of 28, was a member of the Territorial Legislature of Illinois and “the leader of his party in that Territory.” He fought a duel with ex-Gov. Bond in 1809, and was afterwards assassinated by Bonds second. Hon. John R. Jones who was Postmaster-General under the three forms of the Republic of Texas (provisional, _________, and __________), and a fellow patriot with and personal friend of Burnet, Houston, Lamar, Travis, Bowie, Crockett and other noted Texans. He was one of the two executors of Colonel Travis’ will the other being ex-President Smith. Third, Hon. Myers Fisher Jones, who was a member of the Missouri legislature, and afterwards removing to Texas became there a noted Indian fighter. One of his sons, Oscar Perry Jones , was a soldier in the Mexican war, and another, Andrew Thompson Jones was a young officer in the Confederate army, and was thrice made a prisoner. Fourth, Wm. Powell Jones who at the time of his death from cholera, was a past mid-shipman in the Untied States Navy, and, as existing letters of prominent naval officers testify, a promising young officer. He had acted as Lieutenant, and shortly would have had that rank conferred upon him. There were only two sisters of these brothers. One married Hon. John Scott, a eminent lawyer, a State Senator of Missouri and afterwards a Untied States Senator from that State. Mr. Geo. D,. Scott, of this city is a son of his. One of his daughters is the wife of the eminent California lawyer, Hon. Samuel Montford Wilson, and among other descendants of his are the wife of Hon. J. Russell Jones, of Chicago, ex-Minister to Belgium, and the widow of the late Gen. O. E. Babcock. The other sister married Hon. Andrew Scott, a learned jurist, who for years was a United States Judge for Arkansas Territory. He has living many descendants, among whom are numbers of the most eminently respectable citizens and professional men of Arkansas.
Colorado Citizen, March 24, 1887
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Jones, Charity (Gillis)
Charity Jones, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1994, in Houston.
Born March 5, 1904, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Autry and Tillie Gillis. She attended Columbus Colored High School, the moved to Houston in 1926, where she married Bennie Jones. She had been active on the usher board of Houston's St. James Methodist church, and was retired after 28 years of employment with the Houston Independent School District.
Funeral services were held Aug. 6, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus with Rev. Billy Young officiating. Interment followed in Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus. Arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home, Columbus.
Serving as pallbearers were William Wright, Clarence Bratcher, John L. Johnson, Simon Evans and Elvin Lee Irving. Honorary pallbearers were nephews of Mrs. Jones.
She is survived by a foster sister, Mrs. Eddie B. Burford; 12 nieces, eight nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son.
Colorado County Citizen, August 10, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright
Jones, Cleon Geneva (Morrow)
Cleon G. Jones Funeral Services Slated Jan 27
Mrs. Cleon Geneva Jones, 87, peacefully entered into rest on Thursday, Jan 27, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Jones was born on Jan. 12, 1918 in Weimar.
She was the eldest of four children born to Benjamin and Scott Morrow.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia; six sons, Willie, Darrell, Charles (Chic), all of Houston, Timothy and Errol of Weimar, Michael Jones of Rutherford, N.C.; and one sister, Bennie Kate Simmons of Houston.
One brother John Morrow of Pasedena, Calif.; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and friends.
Family will receive friends for wake services on Friday, Feb 4 at St. James A.M.E. Church from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday Feb 5 at 11 a.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church.
Rev. Joyce Mitchell will be officiating.
Interment will follow at Weimar Cemetery.
Weimar Mercury, February 3, 2005
Jones, Daisy Lee (Junious)
Daisy Lee Jones, 83, of Columbus, passed away Oct. 11 at El Campo Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Columbus Dec. 13, 1919 to Henry and Nancy Junious. She was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Nathaniel Jones.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Myrtle Jones of El Campo, Robert and Erma Jones of El Campo and Leonard Jones of Columbus; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Oct. 18 at Booker Memorial Temple COGIC with the Rev. Charles Purnell and the Rev. Carl Evans officiating. Interment followed at City Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Walter Washington, Paul Ashton Jr., Leonard Jones Jr., Doug Jones, Billy Ray Jones and Don Jones.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.
Colorado County Citizen, October 22, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen
Drucilla Jones, colored, mother of Charity Whitley, Si Foley and Jessie Allison, died Tuesday. She was born about 1818 in Alabama; brought to Texas by Mr. Foley, who lived in Lavaca county; lived in Weimar for over 30 years. Had been a member of the colored Baptist church for over 40 years. She was about 96 years old at the time of her death. Her funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at the colored people’s burying ground west of town.
Weimar Mercury, August 7, 1914, page 5
Jones, Eliza (Caldwell)
Another good old lady gone. Aunt Eliza Jones, consort of Uncle Bobbie Jones and sister of F. E. Caldwell, and a lady of purely Christian worth, who has been a resident of Colorado County for many years, and who has past the biblical age of three score and ten, died at the old homestead of F. E. Caldwell Saturday at 4 o'clock, p.m. The remains were interred in the Baptist burying ground near Osage [Osage Cemetery] by the side of her daughter Sunday evening at 3 p.m., Rev. M. M. Wadsworth officiating. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved husband, brother and other relatives.
Colorado Citizen, 25 February 1892
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson
Jones, Elvira D. (Hancock)
Mrs. Jones, Lonely an Aged Woman, Called by Death
Her Past Unknown, Woman With Funds Saved For Her Funeral, Is Said To Have Been Daughter of General Hancock.
Death early Tuesday night removed from life Mrs. D. E. Jones, about 75 years of age, a woman during the years she has lived here was believed to have been without relatives, or means, and of whom little was known.
Mrs. Jones came to Eagle Lake about eight years, ago, from Yoakum. Ladies of Eagle Lake have looked after her, and for the past several years, three ladies in particular, kind of heart and generous of purse, have seen that she had the necessities and comforts of life, she having occupied quarters, paid for by those ladies, at the E. H Ramsey home for the past two or three years.
Mrs. Jones' past, apparently, was a closed book. Try as they would, ladies who saw that she did not want, could learn nothing. She was reticent, proud--this little, frail woman.
From time to time, Mrs. Jones visited the homes here selling needles and small articles. Those who knew her, usually made small purchases.
Not until she passed out of life Tuesday night did anyone here know she had any relatives. Mrs. L D Allen , who has been one of the ladies looking after the care and comfort of this old friendless woman, learned the name of a lady in Marshall who might be able to give some information. Mrs. Allen telephoned her at Marshal, and was told that she had a son living in Houston. "Mrs. Jones' life has been pitiful and sad," Mrs. Allen was told. The son in Houston was communicated with, but reported that he was unable to come. He told parties talking to him by phone that Mrs. Jones' father was General John Hancock of Civil War days.
Search of her room the morning following her death resulted in the finding of $84.00 in currency under the mattress of her bed The investigation was made when Mrs. Allen was advised by the party in Marshall to do so, she having stated that in her opinion Mrs. Jones had made provision for her burial expenses.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Lakeside Cemetery.
Eagle Lake Headlight , Saturday, March 23, 1935
Jones, Eugene E.
GLIDDEN SWITCHMAN KILLED FROM AMBUSH
Columbus, Tex., Sept. 16.--Eugene E. Jones, who until recently was a switchman at Glidden, was assassinated shortly after 4 o’clock Wednesday morning at the western city limits of Columbus. He was on horseback on his way home in Glidden when he received two loads of buckshot in his back, the bullets entering the heart and body. A negro man has been placed in jail on suspicion that he committed the crime and a negro woman is held as a witness. Mr. Jones was about 60 years old and had lived here all his life. His widow survives him. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, September 28, 1917
GLIDDEN MAN KILLED BY NEGROES ON WEDNESDAY
Eugene Jones, a railroad man living at Glidden, was killed between Columbus and that place by a load of buck shot at four o’clock Wednesday morning. He was riding horseback and it is said the horse was wounded. Samie Dawson, a negro man, and “Sunbeam” Taylor, a mulatto woman, were lodged in jail charged with the killing. The dead man is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Jones of glidden, and two brothers, Walter Jones of San Antonio and Ike Jones of Dallas.
Eagle Lake Headlight, September 29, 1917
Jones, Eva (Newsom)
Eva N. Jones of Rt. 2, Box 288, Weimar, died in Austin Monday. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Isabel Bohannon of Clovis, Calif., and Miss Madge Jones of Dallas, and two sons, P. B. Watson of Austin and C. M. Watson of Weimar. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cook Funeral Home.
Austin American, 17 September 1955
MRS. EVA N. JONES BURIED AT OSAGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva N. Jones, former Osage resident who lived in Austin, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Wednesday morning.
Burial was in the Osage Cemetery. Further details were not available at this writing.
Weimar Mercury, 20 September 1955
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson
Jones, Fannie Leah
DIED,Fannie Leah, only daughter of our friends, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jones, died last Friday night, and her body was committed to the dust on Saturday. She was an intelligent little girl, the pride of the household, and she is sadly missed from her accustomed place by her distressed relatives. Our sympathies are extended relatives and friends upon their irreparable loss. [Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen, August 9, 1877, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht
Jones, Fern (Brock)
Fern Brock Jones
November 11, 1912 - December 5, 1998
Fern Brock Jones, 86. of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, Decembers, 1998, at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.
She was born November 11,1912, in Yoakum to David B. and Minnie Davis Brock.
Fern was a self-employed taxidermist, a citizen of Rock Island for 53 years and a member of Rock Island Baptist Church.
She was active in all activities in Rock Island for many years.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren E. Jones (March 19, 1972); two sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include her sons, Richard D. Jones of Missouri City, Donald W. Jones of Stockdale and Robert L. Jones of Jackson, Mississippi; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 8, at 2 p.m. from Rock Island Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Allison officiating.
Burial followed in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.
Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Pallbearers were grandsons and friends of the family.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
The Eagle Lake Headlight, Page 4, Thursday, December 17,1998
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Jones, Frances (Supak)
Frances Supak Jones, 85, of Columbus passed away Feb. 6.
She was born Dec. 31, 1917 to Raymond and Frances Supak in Fayetteville. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Catholic Church in Fayetteville.
Frances was married to Clyde Jones on May 7, 1969 and the couple resided in El Paso. After Clyde's death in 1982, Frances moved to Columbus in 1987.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Eddie Supak; two infant brothers; twin sister, Bessie Kulhanek; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and one nephew.
She is survived by sisters, Mary Cancik of Giddings and Albina Pavlicek and husband Sylvester of Lone Oak; five nieces; six nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Steve Pavlicek, Johnny Cancik, Raymond Pavlicek, Ricky Pavlicek, Michael Pavlicek and Meinard Ripper. [Place of interment unknown]
Honorary pallbearers were David Kulhanek, Cleo Schneider and Ted Sadler.
Colorado County Citizen, February 12, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen
Jones, Gea Reneé
Gea Reneé Jones, 19, a Texas A&M University student from Columbus, died Monday, April 4, 1994, in a two-car auto accident just east of Snook, Texas.
Miss Jones died as she was returning to classes at College Station after visiting Columbus.
Born July 10, 1974, in Weimar, she was the daughter of Ronny G. and Sandy L. Jones of Columbus. She was a member of West Oaks Church of Christ in College Station. Gea was a 1992 honor graduate of Columbus High School where she served as president and vice president of the local FFA chapter as well as district secretary. She was involved in many state and national FFA conventions and received State FFA, State Star FFA, Lone Star FFA awards and the American FFA Degree. She was secretary of the National Honor Society, received the Daughters of the American Revolution awards, was involved in the Columbus High School Student Council, Spanish Club, Physics Club, JETS Club and was on the CHS varsity golf team.
Gea received the 1992 Colorado County Go Texas Scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Redo, honor graduate scholarships, a state essay writing scholarship to Texas Tech and numerous other awards.
She was a second year student at Texas A&M where she was majoring in agricultural education and worked for the Instructional Media Center at Riverside Campus. While at A&M, she distinguished herself as a student, being the first woman, and only the fourth person, from Columbus to receive the American FFA Degree. Gea served on the Student Advisory Council of the College of Agricultural Education, played catcher on an intramural softball team and was a member of the Texas A&M Collegiate FFA.
She had planned to be freshman orientation leader for the summer of 1994 for the Ag-Ed Department and had recently received an internship to serve as an agricultural liaison for Congressman Greg Laughlin in Washington, DC this fall.
Gea's goal had been to earn a Ph.D and to teach agricultural education at a major university.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, April 6, 1994, at Henneke Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Interment followed in a rural [Cheetham] cemetery in Sheridan.
Pallbearers were Billy Youens, David Johnson, Wade Johnson, Doug Ulrich, Dean Fuchs, Carl Geisler and Curtis Glueck. Honorary pallbearers were members of Columbus High School Class of 1992 and her friends, especially those in FFA.
Family and close friends will attend an Aggie Muster in Gea's honor on the Texas A&M campus April 21, 1994. Her sister, Bradi, who will enter A&M this fall, will answer roll call in Gea's place. A Silver Taps Ceremony will follow at a later date.
Gea is survived by her parents of Columbus; her sister, Bradi Jones, also of Columbus; grandmothers Evelyn Criswell of Sheridan and Mattie L. Jones of Honey Grove, Texas; great-grandmother Edna Tesch of Sheridan; her fiancé, Chad Aaron Hahn, of Columbus and "Grampa" and "Gramma" Kovar.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Howard Criswell of Sheridan and Grady Jones of Honey Grove.
An FFA memorial fund has been established in her name at both Columbus State Band and First State Bank of Columbus for those wishing to make a memorial contribution. All Donations will be applied to a scholarship fund.
Colorado County Citizen, April 13, 1994
Translated by Dennis Boatright
Eagle Lake, Aug. 28.---In an affray yesterday evening near Ramsey’s Point between Mr. Henry Burttschell and a negro named Gus Jones, Mr. Burttschell was seriously cut about the hands and the negro shot and killed. Mr. Burttschell is a brother of the County Treasurer of Colorado county and a brother of August Burtschell[sic], who lives here. The News correspondent had the following statement from Mr. August Burtshell[sic]: “Gus Jones rents land from my brother. On yesterday my brother sold two bales of cotton raised by Jones. Jones asked for $25, but being in debt, he only received $5. He did not say much at the time, but as my brother was going home Jones got in the wagon and cut my brother on both hands, nearly cutting one hand off, when he got his pistol and shot the negro, from which he died in a few minutes.” The negro had often had trouble with white men before and was considered a bad negro. [Place of interment unknown]
Mr. Burtshell[sic] is one of the most successful farmers in this part of the state.
Weimar Mercury, September 6, 1902, page 4
Jones, Gussie (Hodge)
92-Year Old Negro Woman Dies Here, Was County Native
Gussie Jones, negro woman aged 92 who liked to tell of slavery times when she and her parents belonged to the John Townsend family of Colorado county, was laid to rest here Sunday.
She died last Thursday at her home here. [Place of interment unknown. Her daughter Jesse V. is buried in the Columbus City Cemetery.]
After the War Between the States, Gussie worked for the Gail Borden family at Borden. She had spent most of her life at Columbus and was a native of Oakland.
The aged woman had been confined to a wheel chair for about 6 months and to her bed for 2 weeks before she died.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul's colored Methodist at 2 p.m.
Survivors include 2 daughters of Columbus, Jessie V., teacher in the local colored school, and Emma; 3 daughters and 2 sons of Houston and several grandchildren.
Colorado County Citizen, August 18, 1949
Jones, Harry P.
Funeral services were held for harry P. Jones Saturday, November 7 from the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating.
Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Mr. Harry P. Jones was born November 4, 1912 in Yoakum to Prentice Jones and Pauline Kretzschmar Jones. He married Edna Stafford Jones August 14, 1936.
Mr. Jones was the retired owner of Jones Jewelry and bookkeeper for Colorado County Savings and Loan. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Stafford, June 18, 1965.
Survivors include a son, Harry Allen Jones of Victoria; brother Marvin J. Jones of San Antonio; and one grandchild, Steven Foss Jones.
Pallbearers were Bill Stolle, Thurman Brune, Aubrey Ilse, David Ilse, Jim Henry Ilse and Mike Jones.
Colorado County Citizen, November 12, 1987, page 2
Jones, Hazel Dottie (Jenkins)
Hazel D. Jones, 87, of Glidden, passed away November 28 at her residence.
Mrs. Jones was born to John Jenkins and Martha (Griffin) Jenkins, September 2, 1901 in Oskaloosa, Illinois.
She was married to Paul H. Jones on December 29, 1923, who preceded her in death May 7, t972. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Christian in Freeport and affiliated with the Glidden Baptist Church.
Services were held Wednesday, November 30 at Henneke Funeral home. Burial followed at the Odd Fellows Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Hendon officiating.
Mrs. Jones was survived by one daughter Sandra Kay Collins and one son and daughter in law Richard P. and Patricia Jones of Houston, one niece, Holly Wallden of Parker, Colorado. Grandchildren are Jamie Lynn Doyle, Mike P. Jones, Julie A. Jones, Jennifer .M Jones, and Timothy W. Collins. Great Grandchildren are Brionne Doyle, Michael P Jones, Jr. and Timothy W. Collins, Jr.
Pallbearers were: Michael Jones, Darrell Doyle, Tim Collins, Raymond Heine, Howard Chollett and Delmar Fehrenkamp. Honorary Pallbearers were J. K. Wallace and Jake Obenhaus.
Colorado County Citizen, December 7, 1988, page 2
Galveston Tribune Special. Columbus, Tex., Nov. 27.--Henry Jones was killed in a collision of an engine and caboose at Glidden, Tex., yesterday morning at 2 o’clock. His legs were badly mangled, his thighs crushed and his skull fractured. Immediately after the accident he was placed in a caboose and brought to Columbus, where he received the attention of a physician, but to no avail. He died about one hour after the accident occurred.
Mr. Jones had been in the employ of the railroad company only a short while, and at the time of the accident was at his post of duty. He was a young man of splendid habits, and well thought of in every walk of life. He was buried from the residence of his brother, W. P. Jones of Columbus yesterday at 4 p.m. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, December 2, 1899
Particulars of the killing of young Henry Jones at Glidden last Saturday night by a collision between an engine and caboose, are given elsewhere in this issue. Henry Jones was an upright, model young man. Although a poor boy, and with a widowed mother to aid in supporting, he worked his way upward, ever serving his employers faithfully and conscientiously, and at the time of his death was a valued employe of the railroad company at Glidden. He was a member of the Methodist church, and a model young man in every respect. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family in their affliction.
Weimar Mercury, December 2, 1899
Jones, James Earl
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on February 2, 1937 in Smithville, to Mr. and Mrs. Alberta and James Jones.
During his young adult life, he met a beautiful woman named Jessie Mae Bivins. Eventually, in 1958, they got married and moved to Altair. To this union, they had five loving sons, James, Ricky, David, Vincent, and Gregory.
James was a farmer for many years; however he eventually retired as a truck driver, where his CB handle was "Cigar Man." From then on, that was the nickname everyone knew him by. "Cigar Man" was known as a good-hearted person who was very quiet and enjoyed hanging with his friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alberta and James Jones; son, Vincent Jones; two brothers, John Jones and LeVorn Jones; and sister Gloria Faye Bosier.
He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife, Jessie Mae Jones; four sons, James Jones, Ricky Jones, David Jones (wife, Marilyn), and Gregory Jones (wife, Patricia); two brothers, Delma Jones of California and Eugene Taylor of Houston; many devoted brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; two best friends, Clint Blundson, and Darryl Eaden; and a host of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at Wright Grove Baptist Church in Altair with the Rev. T.J. Cunningham officiating. Interment followed at Williams Paradise Cemetery in Vox Populi. Another life celebration by Ben Davis Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were David Jones, Clint Blundson, James Garner, Arthur Sewell, Donovan King, and Mason Pratt.
Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Taylor, Ricky Jones, Ronald Cooper, Derrick Jones, Joseph Johnson, and Emery Fields.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, July 19th, 2007
Submittedf by John Konesheck
Jones, Jerlean (Neuendorff)
Jerlean Jones, 78, of West Columbia, formerly of Eagle Lake, passed away June 2 at Angleton-Danbury General Hospital in Angleton.
She was born in Bernardo, Aug. 2, 1923 to Jesse and Louella (Ritter) Neuendorff and married Joe L. Jones, Aug. 6, 1941.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Orlean Steinhauser.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Lloyd Jones of Angleton and Dean G. Jones of West Columbia; sisters, Nita Ripper of Glidden and Idell Buxkemper of Columbus; brother, William Lee Neuendorff of Bernardo; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted June 4 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Maynard Ripper, Floyd Marsalia, David Jones, Marvin Peikert, Earl Frey and Tim Luedecke.
Colorado County Citizen, June 5, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen
Jones, Joe L.
Joe L. Jones, 89, of West Columbia, passed away Aug. 11, at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
He was born Jan. 21, 1917 to Alex J. Jones and Minnie Neuendorff and married Jerlean Neuendorff Jones Aug. 6, 1941. He worked as a farmer and service station attendant and served in the U.S. Army Airforce as a B-29 bomber during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Orlean Steinhauser; sisters, Betty Drymalla and Olivia Fronterhouse; and brothers, Alex Jones and August Jones.
He is survived by his sons, Lloyd Jones and wife, Evelyn, of Angelton and Dean G. Jones, of Angleton; sisters, Dora Marsalia, of Eagle Lake and Josie Peikert, of Sealy; grandchildren, Diane Wanjura, Sheryl Vincent, David Jones, Stephanie Jones and Sandra Bowen; and great-grandchildren, Justin Vincent and Keegan Vincent.
Funeral services were Aug. 15 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Earl Frey, Maynard Ripper, Tim Luedecke, Floyd Marsalia, Kenneth Peikert
Colorado County Citizen, August 16, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen
Jones, Lizzie C.
Columbus, Texas, June __ Mrs. Lizzi C. Jones a pl__ Citizen of Columbus. nearing the age of 80 years, died at Glidden yesterday. She was buried __ the City Cemetery at 4 o'clock Wednesday evening. She is survived by three sons, Ike of __las, Walker of San Antonio and Eugene of Glidden. Virginia was her native state. She ____ here in early youth.
Weimar Mercury, June 26, 1914
Lucinda Jones, 60 year old negro was fatally burned at her home on the Obenchain place six miles south of Columbus, Friday morning when she fell into an open fireplace. She died Friday afternoon.
Her husband, Nathan Jones was in the yard when the accident took place. Dr. W. G. Youens, County Health Officer states that Lucinda probably had an epileptic fit.
When Nathan came back into the house about 15 minutes after leaving his wife, he discovered the tragedy. Lucinda had crawled from the fireplace to the bed, which also caught fire from her burning clothing and had then struggled to a staircase that leads to the attic of their little home. She was seated on the stairs, her clothes having entirely burned off. [burial place unknown]
Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, November 27, 1930
Jones, Margaret (Kuhn)
Margaret Kuhn Jones, 89, of Bernardo, died Tuesday, Jan, 16, 1996 at Columbus Community Hospital.
Born Jan 10, 1907 in Bernardo, she was the daughter of Jacob and Cecilia (Rolf) Kuhn. On Jan. 14, 1925, she married Alex A. Jones, Jr. in Mentz. Mrs. Jones, who had lived all her life in Bernardo, was a member of St. Roch Catholic church in Mentz.
Funeral services were held Jan. 18 at St. Roch with Father Wayne Flag officiating. Interment followed in St. Roch Catholic Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.
Serving as pallbearers were Joe Henneke, Milton Jones, Floyd Marsalia, Anthony Kuhn, Larry Peikert and Billy Braden. Honorary pallbearers were Monroe Ripper, Maynard Ripper and Dean Jones.
Mrs. Jones is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Sidney Frey of Mentz and Helen and Robert Parsons of Victoria; son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Patsy Jones of Bernardo, six granchildren[sic] and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 23, 1990; two sisters, Josephine Henneke and Lena Braden; a brother, Leo Kuhn; and a grandson, Terry Jones.
Colorado County Citizen, January 24, 1996, page 12
NEGRO MAN KILLED ON HOMER LITTLE RANCH
While riding after cattle one day last week on the Homer Little ranch, Milton Jones, a negro hand on the place, was killed when his horse accidentally fell with him. He received internal injuries from which death soon resulted. He is spoken of very highly by those who knew him, as a polite, trusty, hard working man. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, December 8, 1922, page 1
TRIBUTE OF LOVE,
The death angel came in the still hours of night, September 3, 1884, and conveyed to Heaven darling little Minnie Jones aged 8 years and 4 months. What a glorious transition for that child soul! What Joy! to be wafted from the gloom of the sick room, to the glories of Heaven where “there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain.” We will miss dear little Minnie’s smiling face in the Sabbath School, and the vacant seat will long be a reminder that the young too must die. The fond mother and loving sisters’ will miss her everywhere, and in the agony of grief they exclaim :”how can we give her up?” Bereaved mother, your heavenly Father gave her, He took her, and He will restore her, if you are faithful. Look not into the dark grave, she is not there. Look up, your darling beckons you to come, R. M. D.
Eagle Lake, Sept. 7, 1884
[Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen, September 11, 1884
Jones, Pauline (Kretzschmar)
Mrs. Pauline (Kretzschmar) Jones
Funeral services for Pauline K. Jones of Columbus were held Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Jones died Sunday at Columbus Community Hospital. She was 94 years of age.
The Rev. Robert Schlortt officiated the services which under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Interment was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones was born Dec. 14, 1885 at Bernardo, the daughter of Richard Kretzschmar and Adline Kramer Kretzschmar. Her husband, Prentice Jones, preceded her in death in 1944.
Mrs. Jones resided most of her life in Columbus. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Mary & Martha Society.
Survivors include two sons, Harry P. Jones of Columbus and Marvin J. Jones of San Antonio; three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ellis Ilse, Jim Henry Ilse, Aubrey Gorgon Ilse, Wilbert Stolle, Elmore Kretzschmar and Raymond Heine.
Colorado County Citizen, April 24, 1980, page 2
MOLLY JONES, 96, BURIED HERE SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mollie Jones, 96, lifetime colored resident of this section, were held Sunday morning, Aug. 20, from the A. M. E. Church here, with interment in the Weimar colored cemetery.
Born in the Clear Creek section, she had spent her entire life there. She was the widow of Wesley Jones, who died a number of years ago. She died Thursday, Aug. 17, in Houston at the home of her daughter, Eulah Cooper.
Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1950, page 1
Jones, Nancy Elizabeth
Died, in this city, at 1 o’clock, A.M., on Sunday, March 20, 1881 of Measles, Nancy Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jones, aged 1 year and 4 days. “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” [Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen, March 24, 1881, page 3
Polly Jones, daughter of Willis Jones, a respected negro man of this city, died last Friday night and was buried the following day. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1900, page 5
Prentice Jones Funeral Services Here Wendesday[sic]
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Odd Fellows Rest for Prentice Jones, 60, with Rev. G Wolf officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Columbus Funeral Home.
Mr. Jones died suddenly in Texas City Sunday. His wife had left that morning to drive to Columbus for a visit with relatives and had been here only two hours when she received the call that her husband was dead. Mr. Jones had been working at a refinery and lived with his wife at the home of their son Harry Jones in Texas City. He formerly lived at San Angelo and at one time worked here with the county engineering department. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Besides his widow and his son Harry he is survived by another son Marvin, stationed at Miami, Fla, with the armed forces, and two sisters, Mrs. L. J. Parker of San Angelo and Mrs. H. A. McCelvey of Houston.
Pallbearers were Mr. McCelvey, Houston, and J.V. Frnka, H. Buescher, Ira Oakes, Brandon Fitzpatrick and Wilburn Odom.
Colorado County Citizen, April 13, 1944
Jones, Randal John Weston
GALVESTON DRUGGIST BURIED HERE TUESDAY
Mr. Randal John Weston Jones, aged 54 years, Galveston druggist, died Monday and the remains were brought to this city Tuesday noon for interment [Masonic Cemetery]. At the time of death Mr. Jones and son were operating the Jones Pharmacy in Galveston. We understand he dropped dead Monday.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ora Lowrey Jones, and one son, Cecil Jones of Galveston. The widow is a former Weimar girl, having spent her girlhood in this city, where she was born and reared.
The heartfelt sympathy of many old time friends goes out to the bereaved ones in their misfortune.
Weimar Mercury, December 7, 1934, page 1
Jones, Sherrod B. “Shakey”
Sherrod Jones Funeral Services Held April 10
Sherrod B. “Shakey” Jones, 83, of Weimar died April 7 at his residence near Weimar. Funeral services were held Monday, April 10 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar with Pastor Lynnae Sorensen officiating.
Interment followed at the Miller Creek Cemetery in Oak Grove.
Sherrod was born Aug 27, 1922 in Moscow to Edmund and Ettie (Manry) Jones.
He was an 11-grade graduate.
Mr. Jones married Pauline (Lucko) Jones on April 24, 1963.
He was a mechanic for an oilfield and gravel pit. He was retired from Superior Sand & Gravel
Sherrod lived in the Borden area since 1964. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar and V. F. W. Post 6113 in Columbus. He was also in the U. S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Jones of Weimar; daughter, Deborah Lynn Herzik and husband Marshall of Schulenburg, sons, Robert Pesak and wife Cindy of Weimar, and Douglas Pesak and wife Sandy of Weimar; and daughter-in-law, Tina Pesak of Weimar.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric, Aaron, Crystal, Danny, Carrie, Kristy, Bobby, Shannon, Brandon, and Shane Pesak, Amanda, Clayton and Hailey Herzik.
He was preceded in death by this parents, Edmund and Ettie Jones; son, Kenneth Pesak; brothers, Cantrell Jones and Ed Jones Jr.; and sister, Mary Beth Collens.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Eric, Aaron, Danny, Bobby, Brandon, and Shane Pesak, and Clayton Herzik.
Honorary pallbearers were his granddaughters, Amanda and Hailey Herzik, Carrie, Crystal, Kristy and Shannon Pesak.
Weimar Mercury, April 13, 2006
NOTES FROM OAKLAND
Sam Jones, a colored man on Allen Bros. farm, lost his wife last week. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, March 2, 1895
Wade Jones, 50, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 26 in Lake Charles, La.
He was born in Fort Payne, Ala., March 13, 1954 to Jerrell LaGrant and Virginia Lee (Sloan) Jones and married Stephania Fielding, Feb. 19, 1988. He was a Tow Boat Captain for T&T Marine of Galveston and was of the Episcopal faith.
He is survived by his wife; mother; daughter, Cassie Hunter of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Leah Reed of Bryan; sisters, Brenda Boucher of Tucson, Ariz., Delores Trescott of Alabama and Janette Borum of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Michael Short of Illinois, Tim short of Tennessee and Glenn and Randy Short of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Kaycee Grasen and Sarah Jade Reed.
Funeral services were conducted Aug. 31 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Patti Whittington officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Bruce Reed, Allen Ratland, Philip Fielding, Randy Short, Anthony Sloan and Roger Gerdneice.
Colorado County Citizen, September 1, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen
Jones, Warren Elery
Warren Elery Jones, a resident of Rock Island for 28 years, died Sunday in Columbus Hospital. Funeral services were held from the Rock Island Baptist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Drew officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery at Rock Island.
Born Oct. 2, 1907 in Yoakum, Jones was a son of Carlos A. and Nettie Mae Daniels Jones. He was married to Fern Elvira Brock in Edna in 1934. He served as a carpenter for several years before going into taxidermy work 26 years ago. He was a member of the Rock Island Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife of Rock Island; 3 sons, Richard Dale and Donald Wayman Jones of Stafford and Robert Lee Jones of Bay City; 2 grandchildren of Stafford, Melody Joy and Charlene Denise Jones; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lois Brown of Dallas, and Mrs. Ester Dobecka of Houston and one brother, A. H. Jones of Houston.
Pallbearers were R. E. Williams, Elmer Larsen Jr., Dan Hooper Jr., Max Girndt Jr., Walter Wied and Johnny Knesek.
Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Colorado County Citizen, March 23, 1972
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Retired Colored Farmer Claimed by Death
Wesley Jones, retired colored farmer of the Clear Creek community, resident of this section for many years, and living here in Weimar for the past year or more, died early Saturday morning at the family home in the northern part of town, after a long illness. The remains were laid to rest in the colored people's burying grounds west of town Sunday afternoon, Rev. Reid, local Methodist minister, officiating In a touching burial service. The funeral was largely attended
Wesley Jones lived in the Clear Creek community, six miles southwest of Weimar, where he owned a nice farm for many years. Here he raised a large family, his widow and eleven children surviving. Wesley Jones stood deservedly high among his acquaintances, both white and colored, as an uprights hard-working honest, good citizen. He was quiet and peaceable, a kindly, good neighbor and friend, and always a devoted husband and father. Wesley Jones' many friends among both races will miss him!
Weimar Mercury, August 12, 1932, page 1
A negro boy named Will Dory last Saturday morning accidentally shot and killed another negro boy named Will Jones, at the Brick livery stable in Columbus. the Dory negro had taken a shot gun from a buggy, and was carrying it into the stable, when the hammer accidentally struck the door-facing, causing the gun to fire, and the entire load of shot went into Will Jones’ heart, killing him almost instantly. As it was purely and unequivocable[sic] an accident, the Dory boy was released without bail. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, June 27 1896, page 2
Jones, William H.
Mr. W. H. Jones, an old and respected citizen of Columbus, an industrious, useful man, died last Sunday of congestion. He had been for years in the employ of Mr. Binkley. We offer his bereaved family our sincere sympathy. [Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen September 8, 1881, page 3
Willis Jones, an aged and well known colored well digger of this community, died Wednesday afternon and will be buried this afternoon at the colored people’s burying ground west of town. We understand the old negro, who live alone, was found suffering with a paralytic stroke the first of the week, and his death followed soon afterward. Willis was quite a well known character in this community, having resided here for many years, had many friends among the white people, and his death is regretted.
Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1915, page 5