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THIRD GENERATION


16. Charles W JONES (5)(1) (photo) was born on 6 Oct 1857. He died on 5 May 1909 in Elba, Genesee, NY.(1) He was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, Genesee, NY. (5) He reciecved his education in the district schools and was a faarmer by occupation. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Elba and a charter member of the Elba Grange. Mr. Jones with his brother, operated their parent's farm for many years and purchased it in 1901.

He was married to Viola Melvina WICKS (daughter of Stephen Ackley WICKS and Christiana HAIGHT) on 23 Feb 1885 in Elba, Genesee, NY. (5) Viola Melvina WICKS (5)(3) (1) (photo) was born on 5 Aug 1860 in Elba, Genesee, NY. She died on 28 Feb 1939. She was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, Genesee, NY.(5) She was educated in the district schools, Cary Collegiate Seminary at Oakfield, NY, Oakwood Quaker Seminary, then at Union Springs, NY and later located at Poughkeepsie, NY. She taught school for several years before her marriage. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Elba, the Ladies Aid Society and the Missionary Society. and had been teacher of the Parker Class of the Sunday School for 15 years. She was also a member of the Batavia Chapter, # 267, Order of the Eastern Star, The Republican County Committee and a charter member of the Elba Grange. In 1925 Viola was living with her son James and was listed on the census as a restaurnateur. Charles W JONES and Viola Melvina WICKS had the following children:

child35 i. Eli Moses JONES(6) (1)(7) (photo) was born on 9 Apr 1886.(7) Progressive Batavian, April 16, 1886 - A new arrival at the Charle Jones' homebrings increrased joy in that happy home. He was a nine pound baby! He graduated in 1902 in Elba High School, Elba, NY.(6) (1) In 1902 there were 5 graduates and Eli was Vice President. Elba High School was then called Elba Union School. He graduated in 1904 in Geneseo State Normal School, Geneseo, NY. (6) He died on 3 Jun 1908 in Albany, NY. (5) He died by asphyxiation the night before the day he was to graduate from law school. Eli taught school at Bay Shore, LI, NY in 1905 and 1906. He studied law at the Albany Law School in 1907 and 1908.
child+36 ii. James Weeks JONES.

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