Monday, November 19, 2012

Alva E JONES Additions. My Great Uncle.

 Alva E Jones (Edgar)    Father Calvin Fay JONES Mother Hannah  Young JONES

On Alva's W W 1 Draft Registration it states he is 44 years of age. He is an Auto Dealer, Self Employed.  Maybe Edsel?

His birth is listed as November 15, 1874.   Happy belated Birthday Great Uncle Alva.
Wife is Zelia Jones Nashua IA. ( I have her maiden name as NOBLE.)
Serial No. 1220   Order No. 507
14-1-14 C Registrar's Report.
He had blue eyes and light brown hair..  Medium build, medium height.
He was registered on 12 Sept 1918. County of Chickasaw, State of Iowa New Hampton IA.

1880 Census
Alvie  age 5 born IA
Bradford, Chickasaw, IA
Father Calvin Jones  b NY
Mother Hannah Jones *Young* b ILL
at home
Calvin Jones 27
Hannah Jones 30
Nora Jones 10
George Jones 8
Alvie 5
Walter 3 m

1905 State Census
residence 1905 Chickasaw IA
 1915 State Census
 residence 1915 Chickasaw IA - Mason City Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa)
Mason City Globe Gazette( Mason City, IA)
Charles City,-- Alva E. Jones was honored with a party on his 87th birthday a the Chautauqua Guest Home where he is a resident.  Three of his daughters who were present for the occasion were: Mrs. S. V. Ohm, Floyd; Mrs J. W. Timmons and Mrs Charles A Griztner, Plainfield,
His other children are Marie Jones, Osage; Howard, Mt Vernon, Ill; and Harold, Indianapolis, Ind.

Alva Edgar JONES b 15 Dec 1874 Chickasaw IA
dies 30 Dec 1963, Charles City, Floyd, IA - The Nashua Reporter (Nashua, Iowa)
9 Jan 1964  Alva's Obit in paper.
ma Zelia Noble 31 March 1897 in Nashua,IA
survived by four daughters and two sons: Mrs. Carl Gritzner, Plainfield, IA
Miss Marie V Jones, and Mrs. Sid Ohm both of Floyd, IA, Mrs Jess Timmons, Charles City;
Howard L Jones of Mt. Vernon, ILL and Harold A Jones of Floyd.
Also surviving 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his wife in  1939, a daughter Mildred, in 1949, four brothers and a sister.

Family if you see this please contact me.

Alva JONES son of Calvin and Hannah JONES

Alva Jones and wife Zelia A Jones

I first learned of Alva in a college book listing he was at school there. It is packed away in a box from about 20 years ago.

Then expanding my research, cold calling was applied and I located some kin of his with the help of the Chamber of Commerce in Nashua, IA.

Later Charles Jones sent me data from his files out of Nashua, Ia area.

Alva shows in the Iowa State Census 1875 & 1905.

Alva is also with Zelia in the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.

He shows for draft in WW1.

1900 census they had Hazel N aged 2.  It is her Grandson that we shared much information with.
Charles Gritzner.
Also they had Howard L  2/12.

1910  Bradford, Chickasaw, IA
Hazel 12
Howard 10
Marie 8
Mildred 6
Ethel M 2
1920 Bradford, Chickasaw, IA owned their home
Alva E 45
Zelia 31
Howard 19
Marie 17
Mildred 15
Ethel 12
Bernice 7
Harold 5

1930 Charles City, FLoyd, IA
Alva E 55
Zelia A 50
Howard L 30
Marie V  28
Mildred L 25
Ethel M 22
Bernice L 17
Harold A 15

1940 Charles City, Floyd, IA
Alve (a)  65
lived on HUDIN
H # 202
no farm
Charles City, Floyd, IA
st No. 8A
household 208
with daughters
Marie V 38
Mildred L 35

 I would love to hear from more of this family.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Arvilla JONES Johnson

Lois Arvilla JONES JOHNSON is daughter of Noyes and Susan Madison JONES
She is sister to Calvin Fay  JONES.
She is wife of both Addison brothers.  1870 Census  Iowa
Addison 33 NY Arvilla, 30 NY Emma 6, Annah 4, Charles 2 ch born IA.
 1880 Census Iowa
Alfred Johnson  43, NY Arvilla 42 NY, Emma 15, Anna J 14, May 12 Charles F 11, Arthur J 3

Riverton, Floyd, IA.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday in IOWA JONES, Calvin and Hannah Young Jones

As I am still looking for Calvin Fay Jones, grandmother, we are filling in the blanks on various areas on  my want list.

Today I will post Calvin Fay JONES tombstone and his wife Hannah Young JONES.
Remembering that Calvin's lineage is this:
Noel JONES b abt 1785 NY wife Susannah  ( last name not known)
source Rensselaer Co. NY Court House records, written in the book.
Noyes JONES birth is recorded by Noel and Susannah JONES

Noel states Noyes birth was 31 Mar 1809. He is father and Susannah is his mother.

1810 census shows NOEL, wife and 1 minor small child.  Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY.
No data on them found again.  DID disease take them? Did he die in War of 1812 since this is a family that bears arms often?  Did she die and he starts a complete new life with other people.
I think I find Noyes with Abel in the census due to his age and what is either his Grandfather or Great Uncle.  Abel's children are mature but he suddenly has a young man in his household.

Noyes marries Susan Madison around 1832 and has children in NY. 1 child in MASS.
Last child recorded was 1850 in NY was Charles.  By 1857 they are preparing to move to ILL.

Calvin and his brother William Harrison JONES fought in the CW in the same ILL  unit.
William Harrison is buried in Tenn.

Calvin died in 1910. Grandad (Carl Fremont) shared stories about his father though very few. He was a young man by the time his father  died.  My Father was born 3 years after his death.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Calvin Fay Jones, GAR, 1843-1910 & W. Harrison JONES 1841-1862

Calvin Fay JONES born in Petersburg, New York.
Died in Chickasaw, Iowa area.  GAR

He moved to Nunda, Illinois as a young man with his parents and family.
They left a large collateral family behind and many also came west already ahead of them.
He and his brother William Harrison Jones enlisted from  Nunda to serve in the War at Aurora, Ill.
Calvin lost his brother at Murfreesboro, Tenn.(Stones River) I have Calvin's service and medical records papers. They served from the same unit.

Calvin was buried, and given up as dead.  A family near, heard his moans and found dirt moving and dug it away and took him in and nursed him back to a bit of health. He walks back to Ill. He re-enlist to
to serve about 10 weeks and was mustered out again. Fought for 30+ years to get his pension back.I have copies of all the letters that were written to verify he was who he was. At least I think they are all of them, in his file.

I understood him to be a very kind gentle man and was well liked by all. My Grandfather looked much like his Dad but Calvin had blue eyes.  My Dad had the blue eyes also, and color of features as his Grandfather but different build. Calvin was thin and wiry. Dad was more stocky.  Grandad was thin and wiry also.

Calvin took a musket ball into the lower left chest and lost all the lower ribs front and back as I understand the medical data. Grandad said you could set on his lap and put your fist in his stomach and your knuckles showed on the back of his back.

Calvin and his sister Arvilla took possession of the land of his parents. I do not have the results of whom got the land at his demise.  In time, I hope to.

His family moved to Chickasaw County, Iowa area with other families.  1 sister stayed in ILL and was married, there.

Family moved around in Belmont, Floyd, Butler, Chickasaw County.  I have pictures of the tombstones.

Calvin F Jones
IL 36 Inf H
Oak Hill
Cemetery Location:
Nashua Chickasaw IA
Lot 24; s/o Noyes and Susan

Cousin Ed Roberts sent me data on William HARRISON JONES. I have picture of where he is buried in files somewhere.

William H. Jones (First_Last)  GAR
Regiment Name 36 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M539 roll 46
Killed in Civil War Stones River Battle on dec 31 1862.  Refer to Calvin Fremont Jones notes for additional details.

MIDDLE NAME:        
COMPANY:         H
DATE OF BIRTH:        
DATE OF DEATH:         12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569


36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo., September 24-29, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Rolla, Mo.,till January 14, 1862. Expedition against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Keitsville, Mo., till April 5. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-22, thence to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 23-29. Occupation of Corinth, Miss. May 30. Pursuit to Boonevilie May 31-June 6. Duty at Rienzi till September 6. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Louisville, Ky., September 6-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-20. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At and near Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till January, 1864. Regiment Veteranize January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough till March. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Loveioy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood, into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Huntsville, Ala., till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-23. Duty at Headquarters of General P. H. Sheridan, Commanding Dept. of the Gulf, to October. Mustered out October 8 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., October 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 193 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 
Officer and  127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful Thursday, Hannah Young Jones

Nashua  Recorder, 30 September 1941

Nashua, Iowa
My Great Grandmother  Hannah Young JONES

Friday, November 2, 2012


Iowa, Jones Kin and Research

This weather of a late brought about a strong need to check my files and see what is current and what is missing.  This is normally an Every January Thing.  Yes, I attempt every January to go through my tree and see what is missing and what has been found.

Why both you ask?  Because it shows you the progress you have made, when you may feel you have made none.  Mom was a stickler for showing your accomplishments. Of course, that is a building esteem thing.

Thing may not be the right word but it fits. Esteem is a funny critter to work with, in us humans.

So I am learning when January comes this year I will have done more than I expected in many areas, not enough in others.  That is not new either, we still are humans.

So my recent adventure sent me looking for a George MADISON and wife Hulda J Madison, which I strongly believe is Susan Madison JONES brother.  In so doing I found him yet and still only that one time in the 1870 census near Susan Madison Jones and her husband NOYES JONES.

In looking for him I went back to my list of kin in this area and have acquired with the help of a friend researcher in Iowa, photos of my ancestors graves, land records not previously searched, and now looking for maybe an Obit for NOYES JONES or SUSAN MADISON JONES.  Actually I will take any obit on any of this family in search of clues.

I did get a tidbit that implied George or at least his son George H MADISON may have gone back east not liking Iowa lifestyle and married. Found by friend researcher in Family Search, I never find anything there. Only with Sister Ruth when LDS on Robinson Ave. SD, CA did we find stuff with her awesome help.

I have Marriage records, death records, family personal stories, pictures shared and had hoped by now to track down the picture of Noyes JONES and Susan Madison JONES that hung in  Walter Charles Gritzner's Grandparent's home when he was young.  His mother was HAZEL JONES GRITZNER, I believe my files in box will show she was the daughter of Alva Jones and Zelia Augusta Noble.
Alva was born 15 Dec 1874 and died 30 Dec 1963. I did not find him before his death and I was looking too.  I have Walter's obit etc.

I have Alva's college records, I have much data that Walter shared with me. I know have pictures of his tombstone and hers. I did not think to ask for Walter's not sure if one up yet.

Nora, b 1870 May, d 1958 March. the oldest of Calvin and Hannah's children m Iver JEPSON, had many children and moved a few times too, Cousin Ed Robert's is from her.

  George b 1872  whom mar Belle Fox had children and moved away for a bit also, I am told.  Need to dig out the boxes of research prior to computers.

 Walter Jones b 1880 d 10 Dec 1846. He shows on the 1880 Census as 3 months. Marries Elizabeth Spooner then had: Ruth, Calvin and Fay.  I am in touch with one downline descendant of this line.

LaMont(e) Earnest Jones b 14 August 1882 Pearlrock IA d 1 Feb 1939 California. married
Lulu Maybelle Torrey she born 2 June1884 d 19 July 1953 California.
He is my Grandfathers' closest brother.  I can tell stories about what they did.  He was seriously injured in a race to a cattle grate and later was a grocer and then moved west to work.  He had 6 children and I talk with the youngest one ever so often. He also lives in CA.

Carl Fremont  b  10 Oct 1888 Iowa, died 12 March 1962 Casper, Wyo.  was married to his wife,
Victoria Mae (Ida) Foulk 18 Jan 1913 in Albert Lea, Minn. Have Certificate.  She dies in Cheyenne, Wyo. 1990? I saw her the year before she died.  She divorced Carl and later in life married
Charles NORRIS the State Senator for Wyoming.   After his death she remained a widow.
She lived with me for several months at a time and I got to know her quite well.
They had 6 children, they are all gone now but one girl.

As I post the names of the children and their children it is hoped I will find some missing links to this family of Calvin Fay's and Noyes Jones.  Calvin's mother is ever elusive  but you  never heard anyone say a bad thing about her or towards her.  Susan Madison JONES where are your parents and siblings?

For all my cousins help I say thank you.  I have met some and hope to meet more of you.