Jones, Clarence Victor (1873-1920)

Vancouver Daily World, November 1, 1911, page 19, columns 4-5 [portion of advertisement].

Vancouver Daily World, November 1, 1911, page 19, columns 4-5 [portion of advertisement].

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 946.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 946.

 

Clarence Victor Jones was the manager of the British Columbia branch of the Mason & Risch Piano Company Limited. He lived at 1995 Beach Avenue from 1910 to 1913.

 

Early Life

Clarence Victor Jones was born in Ligonier, Indiana, on September 15, 1873. His parents were George Washington Irving Jones (1850-1920) and Elseila Dora (Ladora) Wiley (1854-1946).

"Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRXD-7J4 : 10 December 2017), George W I Jones and Elseila Dora Wiley, 04 Nov 1871; citing Noble, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,704,900.

“Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRXD-7J4 : 10 December 2017), George W I Jones and Elseila Dora Wiley, 04 Nov 1871; citing Noble, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,704,900.

In 1880 Clarence was living with his parents in Washington, Noble County, Indiana.

In 1900, the family was in Chicago, Illinois.

 

To Vancouver

According to one source, Clarence first came to Vancouver in 1905. However, he first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1909. He was living at number 6, 626 Granville Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 778.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 778.

 

In 1910, Clarence’s father was living in Seattle, Washington. Clarence, his mother and other family members were at 1995 Beach Avenue in Vancouver.

Clarence lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1909 Number 6, 626 Granville Street
1910 to 1913 1995 Beach Avenue
1914 East side of Granville Street near Matthews Avenue

In 1910 he applied to purchase lands near Fort St. James, British Columbia.

 

Omineca Herald, May 21, 1910, page 5, column 1.

Omineca Herald, May 21, 1910, page 5, column 1.

 

Clarence did not appear under his own name in the 1915 Vancouver directory. However, Mason & Risch’s 1915 listing still showed him as their local branch manager.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 834.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 834.

 

In 1917 Clarence registered with the United States military draft system.

In 1918 he registered with the United States consulate. He was living in Toronto, Ontario, and working as an advertising manager for Mason & Risch.

 

Clarence V. Jones, Ancestry.com. U.S., Consular Registration Applications, 1916-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Roll #: 32734_1220705228_0232. Original data: Department of State, Division of Passport Control Consular Registration Applications.

Clarence V. Jones, Ancestry.com. U.S., Consular Registration Applications, 1916-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Roll #: 32734_1220705228_0232. Original data: Department of State, Division of Passport Control Consular Registration Applications.

To Seattle

In the 1918 Seattle directory, Clarence was living with his parents at 712 31st Avenue.

 

Seattle City Directory, 1918, page 1030 [selected portions and edited image].

Seattle City Directory, 1918, page 1030 [selected portions and edited image].

In the 1920 United States census, he was living with his parents in Seattle.

It appears that he never married.

He died in Seattle on December 30, 1920.

 

The Seattle Star, Seattle, Washington, January 1, 1921, page 11, column 7; https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093407/1921-01-01/ed-1/seq-11/.

The Seattle Star, Seattle, Washington, January 1, 1921, page 11, column 7; https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093407/1921-01-01/ed-1/seq-11/.

 

Sources

George W. Irving Jones (father of Clarence Victor Jones)

George W I Jones (1850–); Birth AUG 1850, Indiana; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca).

George W Jones (1850–1920); Birth 1850, Indiana; Death 1920, Seattle, King, Washington (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSM-TRH : 17 August 2017), George W I Jones, Washington, Noble, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 78, sheet 546B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0302; FHL microfilm 1,254,302.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS7Q-29K : accessed 23 March 2018), George W I Jones, Precinct 4 Hyde Park Township Chicago city Ward 33, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1043, sheet 1A, family 13, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,287.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGJ1-3MS : accessed 23 March 2018), Geroge W I Jones, Seattle Ward 2, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 13B, family 279, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1658; FHL microfilm 1,375,671.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHNY-V44 : accessed 23 March 2018), George W I Jones, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing  ED 288, sheet 6A, line 34, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1930; FHL microfilm 1,821,930.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3GZ-DW1 : 10 March 2018), George W. I. Jones, 08 Mar 1920; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 938, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,758.

 

Ladora Wiley (mother of Clarence Victor Jones)

Ladora Jones (1854–); Birth JAN 1854, Indiana; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

Ladora Jones (1854–1946); Birth JAN 1854, Indiana; Death 1946, Seattle, King, Washington (ancestry.ca).

“Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRXD-7JW : 10 December 2017), George W I Jones and Elseila Dora Wiley, 04 Nov 1871; citing Noble, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,704,900.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSM-TRC : 17 August 2017), Ladora Jones in household of George W I Jones, Washington, Noble, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 78, sheet 546B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0302; FHL microfilm 1,254,302.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS7Q-292 : accessed 23 March 2018), Ladora Jones in household of George W I Jones, Precinct 4 Hyde Park Township Chicago city Ward 33, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1043, sheet 1A, family 13, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,287.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5MB : 16 March 2018), L A Jones in entry for V Jones, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHNY-V4H : accessed 23 March 2018), Ladora Jones in household of George W I Jones, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing  ED 288, sheet 6A, line 35, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1930; FHL microfilm 1,821,930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93F-M3T : accessed 23 March 2018), Lodora Jones in household of Clinton C Potts, Tract Q-1, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-286, sheet 8A, line 32, family 202, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4382.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3YS-6HR : 10 March 2018), Elsie Or Elsa Ladora Jones, 03 Jan 1946; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 44, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,032,515.

 

Clarence Victor Jones

Clarence V Jones (1873–); Birth SEP 1873, Indiana; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca).

Clarence Victor Jones, Born in Ligonier, Noble, Indiana, USA on 15 Sep 1873 to George Washington Jones and Elsa La Dora Wiley. Clarence Victor Jones passed away on 30 Dec 1920; https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/clarence-victor-jones_93820424.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSM-TRZ : 17 August 2017), Clarence V Jones in household of George W I Jones, Washington, Noble, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 78, sheet 546B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0302; FHL microfilm 1,254,302.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS7Q-29L : accessed 23 March 2018), Clarence V Jones in household of George W I Jones, Precinct 4 Hyde Park Township Chicago city Ward 33, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1043, sheet 1A, family 13, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,287.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5MY : 16 March 2018), V Jones, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHNY-V4C : accessed 23 March 2018), Clarence V. Jones in household of George W I Jones, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing  ED 288, sheet 6A, line 36, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1930; FHL microfilm 1,821,930.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ9W-BSJ : 10 March 2018), Clarence Victor Jones, 30 Dec 1920; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference cn 3362, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,759.