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Closing the Book on Jeanette (Jones) Walther

Closing the Book on Jeanette (Jones) Walther

My quest to find descendants of John Joseph Jones and Mary Jane Haywards so as to work out some of my DNA connections has hit another wall.  Jeanette (Jones) Walther was their last child I needed to research. It appears she died childless. The Three Children of John Charles Jones and Margaret Coffin John Charles Jones, a native of Australia,and son of John and Mary Jane, married Margaret Coffin, a native of New York,  in San Francisco, California sometime around…

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A Sad Tale Emerges

A Sad Tale Emerges

I’ve spent this week searching for John C. Jones, a possible brother for my Thomas Augustine Jones, and his descendants.  What has unfolded is a somewhat sad story.  In a four year period, this family was hit with one tragedy after another. First, Maud (Jones) Porterfield gave birth to a baby prematurely in July 1904.  The baby died two days later. Then, John C. Jones died in February 1905 of gas aphyxiation, a possible suicide or murder (his wife investigated…

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The Children of John C. and Margaret Jones

The Children of John C. and Margaret Jones

Continuing down the research trail… I’m now working on the children of John C. and Margaret Jones.  The 1900 census shows that Margaret had four children and three survived.  They were Nettie, Nellie, and Maud.  This is what I found on the children so far… 1. Nettie In the 1870 Census, Nettie is listed as Jeanette.  She is 3 years old, born in California. In the 1880 Census, Nettie is 13 and attending school. According to the San Francisco Call…

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