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56. Viola Melvina WICKS (4)(1) (3) (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. (4) 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.

She was married to Charles W JONES (son of Eli Moses JONES and Roxania S. REYNOLDS) on 23 Feb 1885 in Elba, Genesee, NY.(4) Charles W JONES (4)(3) (photo) was born on 6 Oct 1857. He died on 5 May 1909 in Elba, Genesee, NY.(3) He was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, Genesee, NY.(4) 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. Viola Melvina WICKS and Charles W JONES had the following children:

child129 i. Eli Moses JONES(14) (3)(5) (photo) was born on 9 Apr 1886.(5) 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.(14) (3) 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. (14) He died on 3 Jun 1908 in Albany, NY. (4) 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+130 ii. James Weeks JONES (photo) was born on 25 Oct 1889. He died on 5 Nov 1943 in United States Veterans Facility. (5) Propgressive Batavian - James Weeks Jones, 54 of No. 56 Tracy Avenue, Assistant Genesee County Welfare Commissioner, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the United States Veteran Facility where he became a surgical patient a week ago. Born at Elba, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Charles and Vila Weeks Jones. He had resided at Elba and the vicinity of Batavia most of his life. During the first World War he served in the Mortor Transport Corps, enlisting on March 13, 1918. he was discharged on maarch 5, 1919. Mr. Jones was a member and past commander of Glenn s. Loomis Post, No. 332, American Legion. He was also a charter member of Voiture 40 over 8. Funeral services for MR. Jones will be held a 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Bohm Morturarywith the Rev. Jon T. Lyon of the Elba Presbyterian Church officiating. Services at the grave in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, will be in charge of the American Legion. Friends may call at the morturay. He was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, Genesee, NY.

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