George D JONES Minnie Lee GREEN Mini tree diagram
James Claud Lewis JONES

James Claud Lewis JONES1,5,6,3,4,2

about 18793,4,2 - about 19351,2

Life History

about 1879

Born in Texas.3,4,2

16th Nov 1910

Married Minnie Lee GREEN in Lamar County, Texas.6

after Apr 1911

Birth of son George D JONES in McClain County, Oklahoma.3,7,8,2,9

about 1935

Died in McClain County, Oklahoma.1,2

about 1935

Buried in New Johnsonville Cemetery, Byars, McClain County, Oklahoma.1,2

Notes

  • Claud Jones is reported in the 1910 census as a Hired Man on the farmof widow Minnie Lee Green Thompson.  Family sources report that Claudand Minnie married in 1911.  In the 1920 census Claud is Head of thehousehold, and Minnie his wife.  His name is given here as Claud J,and in 1930 it is James L.  It would appear his name was Claud JamesJones.  Perhaps the L stood for a third given name.  Cindy Pannel,another Green researcher reporets his other name as Lewis.

    1910 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 2 May, hoppingTownship, District 185, page 2A, Hse/Fam #7
    Thompson, Minnie Head F Ind (1/8 Chickasaw)  35 Widow 5 children/5living OK US OK Own Income Owns Farm
    Thompson, Robert Lee Son F Ind (1/16 Chickasaw)  16 Single OK TX OKFarm Laborer Can Read and Write
    Thompson, Charlie Son M Ind (1/16 Chickasaw)  14 OK TX OK Farm LaborerCan Read and Write
    Thompson, Richard Son M Ind (1/16 Chickasaw)  19 Single OK TX OK FarmLaborer Can Read and Write
    Thompson, Emma A Dau F Ind (1/16 Chickasaw)  13 Single OK TX OK NoOccupation Can Read and Write
    Thompson, Jessie M Dau F Ind (1/16 Chickasaw)  10 Single OK TX OK NoOccupation Can Read and Write
    Jones, Claud Hired Man M White 31 Single TX US US Farm Laborer CanRead and Write

    Note that Minnie is a widow.  Minnie Lee married Claud (James C orJames L) Jones in November 1910.  The were married across the RedRiver from where they lived in McClain County, Oklahoma, inParis.Texas, the county seat of Lamar County, close to the River.

    Marriage Record for J. C. Jones
    Spouse Minnie Thompson
    16 Nov 1910 Lamar County, Texas
    --  RootsWeb Marriage Records,http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/marriages/cgi-bin/marriage.cgi?main_id=11049&database=Marriage%20Records&return_to=http://userdb.rootsweb.com/marriages/&submitter_id=

    1920 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 3 January, HoppingTownship, District 78, page 1B, Hse/Fam #16
    Jones, Claud J Head  Owns Farm M W 35 OK TX TX Farmer [b abt 1885]
    Jones, Minnie  Wife F W 38 OK OK OK [b abt 1882]
    Jones, George Son M W 8 Single OK OK OK [b abt 1912]
    Thompson, Charley Step-Son M W 23 Single OK TX OK [b abt 1897] Farmer

    The 1930 census reprots the name of Minnie's husband as James L Jones.

    1930 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 15 April, MoncriefTownship, District 8, page 8B, Hse #121, Fam #126
    Jones, James L Head Rents M W 51 First Married at 31 yrs old TX TX TXFarmer [b abt 1879]
    Jones, Minnie L Wife F W 55 First Married at 19 yrs old OK TX OK [babt 1875]
    Thompson, Charles W Stepson M W 34 Widowed OK TX OK Laborer [b abt1896]
    Jones, George D Son M W 19 Single OK TX OK [b abt 1911]
    Thompson, Lawanda B Step-GrandDau F W 7 Single OK OK US [b abt 1923]

    It appears that Claud died about 1935.

    "Far left tombstone of John William Thompson (husband of Minnie LeeGreen Thompson Jones). Middle tombstone of Francis Colbert East(mother of Minnie Lee Green Thompson Jones). Far right presumedtombstone of 2nd husband Claude Jones. The name and dates are handscribed and very faint but at the time I could make out the name jonesand maybe what looked like a "C". The date has to be before 1935-36 asMinnie moved west to Calif around that time. This has to be ClaudJones' marker."
    --  Cindy Pannell, Comment on a cemetery photo on Ancestry.com, NewJohnsonville Cemetery, Marietta, McClain County, Oklahoma,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/22836742/person/1386484846/fact/77353838878

    I added a memorial for James on Find a Grave.  If we havemisidentified him, perhaps the posting of this memorial will elicitnew information on his burial location.

    James Claud Lewis "Claud" Jones
    Birth 1879 Texas
    Death 1935 Byars, McClain County, Oklahoma
    Claud (Claude) Jones is the husband of Minnie Lee Green Thompson Jones(1874 - 1938). He is buried next to his mother-in-Law Francis ColbertGreen East. Dates are not readable on is hand-carved stone.Approximate dates are provided from other sources. C Jones isreadable. Thanks to Cindy Pannell for the cemetery information
    Burial New Johnsonville Cemetery, Byars, McClain County, Oklahoma
    Created by Orville Jenkins Feb 13, 2015
    Find A Grave Memorial# 142554364,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=142554364

Sources

  • 1. Cindy Pannell, Ancestry.com
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1930 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Moncrief Township, District 8, page 8B, Hse #121, Fam #126
  • 4. 1910 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, Hopping Township, District 185, page 2A, Hse/Fam #7
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma
    • 3 January, Hoppipng Township, District 78, page 1B, Hse/Fam #16
  • 6. RootsWeb Marriage Records
    • http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/marriages/cgi-bin/marriage.cgi?mai
  • 7. Gravestone of Minnie Jones and son George Jones, North Kern Cemetery,Delano, Kern County, California
  • 8. 1920 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma
    • 3 January, Hopping Township, District 78, page 1B, Hse/Fam #16
  • 9. California, Death Index, 1905-1939

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