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

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Orville R JONES was born April 1863 in Maine, USA. Orville R JONES was the child of Retiah O JONES   and   Frances A UNKNOWN

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Orville R  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.  Mabel L 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

Details of the family tree of Orville appear below.
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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).

Children of Orville R JONES and Mabel L BUTLER:

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 in Brunswick, Maine, USA

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1863 Birth
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 : Maine, United States
mother's name : Frances Jones
mother's birthplace : Maine, United States
page : 476
page character : A
entry number : 6102
nara film number : T9-0475
gs film number : 1254475
digital folder number: 004241441
image number: 00955
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Reliah D. Jones M 51 Maine, United States
wife Frances Jones F 50 Maine, United States
son Orville B. Jones M 16 Maine, United States
daughter Emma F. Jones F 7 Maine, United States
nephew Henry C. Moses M 35 Maine, United States
1880 U.S. Census
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)

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 status: Married
years married: 15
estimated marriage year: 1885
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
enumeration district: 0033
sheet number and letter: 12B
household id: 233
reference number: 84
gsu film number: 1240588
image number: 00278
Household Gender Age
Orville Jones M
spouse Mabel L Jones F
child Amber L Jones F
child Wilmer O Jones F
Jessie Cobb F
Fred Laurenger M
1900 U.S. Census

Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)

Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
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 Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, March 24, 1908

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 mother is poisoning the child's mind against him while Mrs. Jones claimed that this was not the case. The child herself said that she would rather be with her mother...

The Lewiston Daily Sun, Tuesday morning, March 9, 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 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 Maine
Charlotte M Bange F 26y Maine
son Archie R Bange M 24y Maine
Orvill R Jones M 47y Maine
Jessie Woodbury F 30y Canada
1910 U.S. Census

Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)

Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
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 Maine
wife Emma F Campbell F 48y Maine
dau Rena Campbell F 21y Maine
son Roy J Campbell M 23y Maine
dau Sadie Campbell F 16y Maine
son Elmer W Campbell M 14y Maine
Orville R Jones M 56y Maine
Wilma O Jones F 22y Maine
1920 U.S. Census
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: 46
nara publication: T626, roll 828
film number: 2340563
digital folder number: 4584728
image number: 00400
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Wilton S Campbell M 57 Maine
wife Emma F Campbell F 57 Maine
son Elmer Campbell M 25 Maine
brother-in-law Orville R Jones M 67 Maine
1930 U.S. Census
1934 Death of Spouse/Partner
Mabel L BUTLER died 27 July 1934, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)
Orville R JONES - Grave Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus, Maine
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus, Maine
1937 Death
19 December 1937
Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)
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 the terms of the decision of Judge Lancaster filed, Thursday, in Probate Court. The children protested in a hearing, Feb. 18, against an interpretation of the will which would leave most of the estate to Elmer Campbell, Auburn, Saydie and Roy Campbell, Sabattus, as children of Mr. Jones' sister...

The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, March 25, 1938

Orville is buried at: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus, Maine
Added: 2/24/2011 4:36:31 PM - Updated: 7/2/2022 8:05:46 AM
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