William Thomas JONES Maude Caldonia HOLDEN James M JONES Mattie Helen JONES Mary Frances CRISWELL Mini tree diagram
William Henry JONES

William Henry JONES1,6,5,2,3

15th Jul 18975 - 19914

Life History

Jul 1896

Born in Arkansas.5

(less likely)

15th Jul 1897

Born in Arkansas.2,3

(most likely)


Resident in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.1


Died in California.4

Other facts


Married Maude Caldonia HOLDEN


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 July, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 15B, Hse #256, Fam #263
    Jones, Thomas Head  W M Jan 1875 25 married 5 years  AR VA AR FarmerOwns
    Jones, Mary  Wife W F Apr 1877 23 married 5 yrs 2 children/2 living MSMS MS
    Jones, William H Son  W M July 1896 3  Single AR AR MS

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 18 April, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 2A, Hse/Fam #17
    Jones, Thomas Head  M W 35 2nd marriage Married 4 years AR VA ARFarmer, Owns Farm
    Jones, Cornnie  Wife F W 34 1st Marriage Married 4 years 3 children/3living MS MS MS (abt 1876)
    Willie Jones Son M W 12 Single AR AR MS

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 February, SouthernPrairie Township, District 16, page 90A, Ethel-St Charles By Road, Hse#154, Fam #163
    Jones, William H Head  Owns Farm  M W 22 AR AR MS Farmer
    Jones, Maud Wife F W 18 AR MS AR
    Jones, Clem O  Son M W 11mos AR AR AR

    Deborah Mell has some of the members of this Jones family in herSallee Family Tree.  She reports William Harrison Jones, also recordedas Harrison Jones in some documents, as the son of William Thomas andMary Jones.  But she reports Mary's maiden name as Berrow, which weknow is wrong.  Deborah even references the correct 1900 census forour William H Jones and his parents Thomas and Mary.  But she hasreported a different William H Jones, with a different birth date.

    William Harrison Jones
    Birth 19 Jun 1896 in Skylight, Washington, AR
    Death 13 Jan 1955 in Hanford, Kings, CA
    Parents  William Thomas Jones b 1875,
    Mary Berrow b 1877
    Marriage 8 Dec 1917 Uniontown, Crawford, Arkansas to Sarah Ann Breeden
    --  Sallee Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8808672/person/-885632176

    She has apparently mixed two different families.  Our Jones family arein the census in Arkansas County from the birth of William H's father,William Thomas, who was born in Arkansas County, and never lived inWashington County, that I have seen.  We have no record of them inWashington County even for a short time.Our William H was also born inthe same place, Prairie Township, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

    The Calif Death Index info does not match our William H Jones.Besides a different birth date (though the same year), his mother'smaiden name was Berrow.  We know our William H Jones' mother was MaryFrances Criswell.  These Joneses and Criswells are kin to otherfamilies in Arkansas County, including my wife's McSwains, and othersrelated to the McSwains.  They are documented in several familygenealogies, as well as censuses and other public documents.

    I accidentlaly discovered Maud's dull name while researching otherfamily lines in Prairie Township.  I was looking at the McSwain-Holdenconnections, through Russel A McSwain and his wife Ethel E Holden.  Idiscovered that one of Ethel's sister's was Caldonia Holden, and foundone that had Caldonia's husband was Willie Jones, born about 1898.But one of Jerry Griffitt's genealogies had the full name of Caldoniaas Maude Caldonia Holden!  I found all the details matched WilliamJones and his wife Maud documented above.

    Maude Caldonia Holden
    Birth 22 Jan 1901 in Arkansas
    Death 10 Mar 1995 in Dallas, Polk, Oregon
    Parents William H Holden 1859-1907
    Jane R b 1878
    Spouse Willie Jones Birth 1898 in Arkansas, Death 1991 in California
    --  Griffitt Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3144262/person/-903102966

    Notice that Jerry aslo reports WIlliam died in California.  But heprovided no documentation.  he may be follownig Sarah Breeden'serroneous identification above.


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