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Grave has been located flag male ancestor  Orville R  JONES

  (b. April 1863 Maine, USA   d. 19 December 1937 Sabattus, Maine, USA )  

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JONES Genealogy

Orville R JONES was born April 1863 in Maine, USA. Orville R JONES was the child of ?   and   ?

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Mabel L BUTLER 15 August 1885 in Dover, New Hampshire, USA .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. They divorced. Mabel L BUTLER  was born 28 October 1862 in Maine, USA.  She died 27 July 1934 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard). 

Orville R JONES died 19 December 1937 in Sabattus, Maine, USA .

NOTE: Jessie Cobb worked for the Jones' family just months before her murder

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Orville R JONES married Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor 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).


Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Amber L JONES (b.12 June 1888, Sabattus, Maine, USA   d. 17 December 1958, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA )

flag baby girl ancestor Eva May JONES (b.12 June 1891, Wales, Maine, USA  d. 18 January 1892, Wales, Maine, USA)

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Wilma Orvilla JONES (b.3 October 1897, Sabattus, Maine, USA   d. 18 November 1991, Westbrook, Maine, USA )
m. Butler Hillman PRATT 24 November 1921

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Orville R JONES
Grave Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus, Maine
April 1863
, Maine, USA

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 : Son
birthplace : Maine, United States
birthdate : 1864
spouse's name :
spouse's birthplace :
father's name : Reliah D. Jones
father's birthplace : ...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

USA 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.

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

USA 1894 - Pullman strike

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

1885 Marriage / Partner
Orville R JONES and Mabel L BUTLER 15 August 1885, Dover, New Hampshire, USA
1888 Birth of Child
Amber L JONES was born 12 June 1888, Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
1891 Birth of Child
Eva May JONES was born 12 June 1891, Wales, Maine, USA
1897 Birth of Child
Wilma Orvilla JONES was born 3 October 1897, Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)

1900 Webster, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Orville Jones
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 name:
mother titles:
mother birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name:
gender: Male
marital...


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 is understood that although the child was not willing at first to go with her father she finally agreed to do so after some persuasion.

The Lewiston ...


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 mother, the divorced wife of Mr. Jones, shall not see the child at all, is the question which confronts Justice Savage. Mr. Jones contends that the...Read MORE...

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 number: 3
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Judson Bange M 54y Vermont
wife Clara E Bange F 54y Maine
son Linn A Bange M 27y...

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.

World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,

World History 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.

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.

USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).

World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations

USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

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: 1820638
digital folder number: 4300993
image number: 00246
sheet number: 8
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Wilton S Campbell M 46y...

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 birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
enumeration district number: 0047
family number: 65
sheet number and letter: 8A
line number:...

1934 Death of Spouse/Partner
Mabel L BUTLER died 27 July 1934, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

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

The bulk of the estimated $60,000 estate left by the late Orville R. Jones of Sabattus will go to his daughters, Mrs. Wilma Pratt, Falmouth and Mrs. Amber Lee, Springfield, Mass. according to...Read MORE...

Orville is buried at: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus, Maine

Added: 2/24/2011 4:36:31 PM - Updated: 10/2/2014 12:04:13 PM

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