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Notes for Alvin Plummer Jones

The Family of Samuel Isaac Jones & Rebecca Pethoud

1860 census Beatrice, Gage Co., NE page 29
Household #63
Samuel Jones, age 35, farmer, b. VA
Rebecca, age 32, keeping house, b. OH
William, age 13, b. OH
Mary J., age 12, b. OH
John, age 9, b. OH
Sarah, age 7, b. OH
Samuel, age 5, b. OH
Francis, age 2, b. KS
Alvan, age 8 months, b. NE
Elizabeth McDaniel, age 43, b. VA

1870 census Beatrice, Gage Co., NE Sheet 4 August 16, 1870
Samuel Jones, age 45, farmer, b. VA
Rebecca, age 42, keeping house, b. OH
John, age 19, asst. farmer, b. OH
Sarah A., age 17, b. OH
Samuel J., age 15, b. OH
Franklin, age 13, b. KS
Alva P. (male), age 11, b. NE
Chas., age 8, b. NE
LeRoy C., age 6, b. NE
Helen, age 4, b. NE
Elizabeth, age 2, b. NE
Rebecca, age 6 months, b. NE
Living next door to household of A. J. Pethoud, age 30

1880 census
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: <1860>
Birthplace: Nebraska
Occupation: Cattle Tending
Relation: Self
Home in 1880: Clover Creek, Baker, Oregon
Marital status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Head of household: Alvin JONES
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: KY

1900 census North Sumpter, Baker, Oregon
Alvin P. Jones, head, Oct 1869, age 40, md 16 yrs, Nebraska/Ohio/Ohio, Quartz Miner
Addie L, wife, Jan 1864, age 36, md 16 yrs, 2 births, 2 surviving, California/Indiana/Wisconsin
James B., son, Sept 1884, age 15, Oregon/Nebraska/California
Frank J, son, Jul 1890, age 9, Oregon/Nebraska/California

1910 census Baker Ward 4, Baker, Oregon
Alvin P. Jones, head, age 50, md 26 yrs, Nebraska/Ohio/Ohio, Miner Operator
Hellen (?) L, wife, age 46, md 26 yrs, 2 births, 2 surviving, California/Indiana/Minnesota
James B., son, age 25, 1st marriage, md 5 yrs, Oregon/Nebraska/California
Frank J, son, age 19, Oregon/Nebraska/California

1920 census Baker, Baker, Oregon
Albert Jones, head, age 60, Nebraska/US/Ohio, Real Estate Agent
Addie L., wife, age 56, California/Indiana/Wisconsin
Helen Richardson, Lodger, age 67, widowed, Oregon/Illinois/Missouri

January 24, 1926 - Alvin died

Biography of Alvin P. Jones, 1902, Baker Co. Oregon: Surnames: Jones, Pethond, Sanborn, Reeves.

Transcribed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
W. David Samuelsen - December 2001
An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties, pub. 1902 by Western Historical Pub. Co. of Chicago. page 359

Alvin P. Jones

Mr. Jones was born in Gage county, Nebraska, on October 10, 1859, being the son of Samuel and Rebecca (Pethond) Jones. His early life was spent on the farm receiving the invigorating exercise incident to the agriculturist's art, and also attending the public schools of his place. When he had attained the age of eighteen years, his desire and ambition was toward the west and accordingly he turned thither and made the journey in the methods of former years, driving horse teams the entire distance. He settled at Junction City, Lane county, and in the following spring came to Pendleton. That was the time of trouble with the Indians and he experienced much difficulty with them. In 1879, he migrated to Malheur and engaged in raising stock which occupied his attention until 1891 being attended with good success. At the last date, he disposed of the homestead he had taken meanwhile and came to McEwen in Baker county and engaged in mining. It was in 1897 that he came to Sumpter, where he now owns a fine home and considerable other property adjacent. He owns one-fourth interest in the Magnolia mine in the Granite district about eighteen miles west from sumpter, which is considered a very valuable property, he also owns a half interest in the Rising Sun, which is known as the Lucky Boy. In addition to these valuable properties he has various others and is a substantial mining man of the county.

The marriage of Mr. Jones and Miss Addie L., daughter of Samuel B. and Josephine (Sanborn) Reeves was celebrated at Malheur and to them have been born two children as follows: James D. and Frank J. Mr. Jones is affiliated with the A.O.U.W., Lodge No. 100, at Baker City. He is a respected member of society and has so demeaned himself in all of his associations that his reputation is of the best and the confidence of the entire community is his to enjoy.