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Harold Preston Jones

Male 1924 - 1965  (41 years)


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  • Name Harold Preston Jones 
    Born 29 Aug 1924  Dexter, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Nov 1965  Xenia, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Harold Preston Jones, Sr
      BIRTH 29 Aug 1924
      Meigs, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
      DEATH 23 Nov 1965 (aged 41)
      Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA
      BURIAL
      Old Salem Cemetery
      Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
      MEMORIAL ID 58762532

      Harold Preston Jones
      Ohio
      Co G 394 Infantry
      World War II
      Aug 29, 1924 - Nov 22, 1965

      Picture: Garnet Ruby Hudnall Jones, Harold Preston Jones, Charles Jones, Carney Annual Jones - c. 1927. (Courtesy of Olivia Jones, Granddaughter of Harold Jones

      Obit - unknown Newspaper:
      Dexter Route 2 Man Electrocuted Setting Poles Near Xenia, Ohio
      Harold P Jones, 41, of Dexter RFD, near Wilkesville, was electrocuted Tuesday, November 23, near Xenia, Ohio, while helping to set poles for the Pence Electric Company.
      Born at Dexter, Ohio, August 29, 1924, he was the son of the late Charles Jones and Garnet Martin Jones.
      He is survived by tree sons and three daughters, all at home: Harold P Jr.. Keith Anthony, Charles Aaron, Christie Kay, Pamela Jean and Lou Ann.
      Also surviving are two brothers, two sisters and two half-sisters: Carney Jones and Edward Jones of Marion Ohio; Margaret Ann Shipman of Bristol, Wisconsin; Ramona Spires of Wellston; Ora Jones of Wilkesville; and Mrs Maude Bowen of McArthur Rt.
      Mr Jones was a World War II veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post 476.
      Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at te Strong and Son Funeral Home, Wilkesville, with Rev Sidney Fadley officiating. Interment will be in Old Salem Cemetery in charge of the Strong and Son Funeral Home
      Friends may call at the Strong Funeral Home.

      Journal Herald - Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, November 24, 1965
      Pole Touches Utility Line, Man Killed
      Wilberforce, O. - A 42 year-old construction worker was accidentally electrocuted yesterday afternoon while helping install a new street lighting system on the campus at Central State University.
      Killed instantly in the mishap was Harold P Jones of Dexter in Meigs County.
      Jones was helping install an aluminum light pole when the top of the pole came into contact with a high tension line.
      His brother-in-law, Joseph W Garnes, of the same town, also was helping install the pole, but suffered only blisters on his hands.
      "I guess it just wasn't my time to die," authorities quoted Garnes as saying.
      Both men were employed by the Pence Construction company of Columbus, the firm which has the contract for improving the lighting system on the college campus.
      The accident happened at 3:45 p.m. on Third Avenue, in the rear of the campus.
      Fellow workmen tried to revive Jones with artificial respiration, but there was no respones to their attempt.
      They said Jones took two or tree steps and fell to the ground.
    Person ID I117964  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2019 

    Father Charles Aaron Jones,   b. 8 Jun 1876, Carlisle County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1948, Meigs County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Garnet Ruby Hudnall,   b. 15 May 1908, Kanawha County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1967, Franklin County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1923  Meigs County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1930 Marion, Marion, Ohio, USA
      Jones, Charles 48 KY KY KY
      Garnet R wife 22 WV OH WV
      Harold P son 5 OH KY WV
      Corney N son 4 OH KY WV
      Charles E son 1 OH KY WV
      Martin, Edith sis-in-law 19 WV OH WV
      Charles K nephew 5 OH OH WV

      1940 Salem, Meigs, OH - Buckwheat Road
      Jones, Charles 65 KY 1935: lived same house
      Garnet R wife 32 WV 1935: lived same house
      Harold P son 15 OH 1935: lived same house
      Corney A son 14 OH 1935: lived same house
      Charles A son 10 OH 1935: lived same house
      Margaret A dau 5
    Family ID F30226  Group Sheet

    Family Lula Bell Garnes 
    Family ID F30222  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

    2. [S898] Gravestone or Memorial posted on Findagrave.com.