Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1858 in England, and His Family in Walla Walla, Washington

Despite the lack of luck (so far) with the US Federal Census and Frank Reeves Jones, I have found Herbert Henry Jones, the uncle of and person for whom my great grandfather appears to be named. In 1900, he is in Walla Walla, Washington, born October 1858 in England, a grain merchant.  Unfortunately the information … Continue reading Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1858 in England, and His Family in Walla Walla, Washington

More on Frank Reeves Jones and Annie Humphreys

Confession time:  the information compiled in the prior posts Jones Family, Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1890 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, and Frank Jones and Annie Humphreys is all I have been able to find on my own, since in particular I have not found the immigration records for Frank or any census information for him (or for Annie during … Continue reading More on Frank Reeves Jones and Annie Humphreys

Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1890 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington

Going backwards, I was able to find Cecil in the 1920 Federal Census in Sedro-Woolley, Skagit, Washington, as expected.  He's 9, attending school, and the birthplaces of his parents are Washington and Ohio. With him is his father, Herbert H. Jones, 30. Other information on the census form about Herbert: owns his home, born in … Continue reading Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1890 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington

Family Discussion at Christmas, and Something on My Grandparents

No, not the uncomfortable stuff, or the topics being ignored or carefully not responded to that are likely especially common in the US in December 2016. I mean using this as an opportunity to talk to older relatives (in this case my mother and father, since the generation older than that is mostly dead and … Continue reading Family Discussion at Christmas, and Something on My Grandparents