America - Did you know?Punkin Chuckin: Each year, as corn stalks tower toward the sky and leaves turn yellow, orange and red, folks in the United States often flock to farms in order to attend fall festivals. Most of the goings on at these festivals are pretty tame if a little odd-sounding from an outside perspective. Families often participate in activities like going on hayrides, picking out pumpkins, walking through corn mazes, sampling cider, petting barnyard animals, that sort of thing. But what really singles out some of these fall celebrations is the desire harbored by the visitors to witness pumpkins -- harmless lumpy gourds -- blasted into the air and launched great distances across acres of sprawling farmland.
Orville R Jones
Grave Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus, Maine Find A Grave
Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
Elm Street, Sabattus, Me.
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Orville R Jones was born April 1863
in , Maine, USA.
Orville R Jones
was the child of
He married Mabel L Butler
15 August 1885
in Dover, New Hampshire, USA
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
Mabel L Butler
was born 28 October 1862
in , Maine, USA
She died 27 July 1934
in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Orville R Jones died 19 December 1937
in Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster).
NOTE: Jessie Cobb worked for the Jones' family just months before her murder
Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)
Orville R Jones married Mabel L Butler-- Date: 15 August 1885 Place: Dover, New Hampshire, USA married August 15, 1885 at Dover, New Hampshire Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, Maine, February 24, 1908
The Jones' divorced in 1908 in a high-profile case involving the custody of their youngest daughter, Wilma. Mr. Jones received the divorce on the grounds of cruel and abusive treatment on the part of Mrs. Jones. Custody of Wilma was awarded to Mr. Jones and Mrs. Jones was awarded $804 per year in alimony (Lewiston Evening Journal, March 2, 1908).
1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park. March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.
rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872
1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875 United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...
1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn: 300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...
1880 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine name : Orville B. Jones event: Census event date: 1880 event place: Webster, Androscoggin, Maine, United States gender: Male age: 16 marital status : Single occupation : Works In Mill race or color (original) : ethnicity (standardized) : American relationship to head :...Read MORE...
1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.
1894 - Pullman strike The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...
1900 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine name: Orville Jones titles: residence: Webster town, Androscoggin, Maine birth date: Apr 1863 birthplace: Maine relationship to head-of-household: Self spouse name: Mabel L Jones spouse titles: spouse birth place: Maine father name: father titles: father birthplace: Maine mother...Read MORE...
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...
1904 - SABATTUS ITEMS. There was a large attendance at the dance held in Lombard hall last Tuesday night which many of the townspeople attended. There will be another one Saturday night and one the following Tuesday. The dances are under the management of Mr. Goodrich and the music is furnished by Drinkwater's orchestra. The Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - August 18, 1904
1908 Sabattus News Last Friday Orville R. Jones obtained the custody of his ten year old daughter Wilma, who since the trial has been living with her mother at the Jones home in the village. Mr. Jones has been living at the home of his sister, Mrs. Judson Bangs and the little girl was taken there. It...Read MORE...
1909 Jones Case in Court Little Wilma Says That She Would Rather Live With Mother Than Father
Interesting Testimony Yesterday in Famous Sabattus Case at the Supreme Court
Whether Wilma O. Jones, the 11-year old daughter of O. R. Jones of Sabattus will be better off if the court decrees that her...Read MORE...
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1910 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine name: Orvill R Jones birthplace: Maine relationship to head of household: Brother-in-law residence: Webster, Androscoggin, Maine marital status: Divorced race : White gender: Male immigration year: father's birthplace: Maine mother's birthplace: Maine family number: 52 page...Read MORE...
1911 - Lake View Park Bathers SABATIS, Me. - Frank Lombard who has done so much toward making Lake View Park a pleasant spot, is now building a bath house for the benefit of those who may care to take advantage of the fine...Read MORE...
1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. The Weather Channel -
1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
1920 Sabattus Village, Webster, Androscoggin, Maine name: Orville R Jones residence: , Androscoggin, Maine estimated birth year: 1864 age: 56 birthplace: Maine relationship to head of household: Uncle gender: Male race: White marital status: Divorced father's birthplace: Maine mother's birthplace: Maine film number:...Read MORE...
1930 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine name: Orville R Jones event: Census event date: 1930 event place: Webster, Androscoggin, Maine gender: Male age: 67 marital status: Divorced race: White birthplace: Maine estimated birth year: 1863 immigration year: relationship to head of household: Brother-in-law father's...Read MORE...
1938 Estate Children Win Right to Bulk of Orville Jones' Large Estate Relations Between Jones and Daughters, Wilma Pratt and Amber Jones Lee Showed "Continuing, Growing Concern for Their Welfare" Judge Lancaster Rules - Sabattus Man's Estate Estimated at $60,000
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