Photo of Russel (Russell) Dean Jones

Russell Dean Jones b. 1918 Feb 25 in Missouri, died 1920 Feb 5 in Dade county, Missouri, was the son of Elbert Jones and Blanche Griffith. Elbert was the son of William C. Jones and Luttie Steeley. And William C. Jones was the son of Fleming Jones and Mary Funk. This and related families were in Dade County early on, coming from Kentucky, and a number of Jones families in Dade descend from them.

Rosa Bell Jones, Levy Jones and Pearl Jones, all of the Jones family, married Brewers. Rosa b. 1885, who married Elmer Brewer (son of David Nathaniel and Delana Fowler Brewer) was a daughter of James Jones, who was a brother of the above William C. Levy and Pearl were siblings and children of William C. Pearl, b. May 5, 1885 in Dade county, Missouri, on July 4 1902 in Everton, Dade, Missouri married Lewis Brewer. Levy was married to Jessie Brewer.

The 1900 census shows Elbert (listed in the census as Albert) in the household of his father, William C. Pearl is also shown, listed as Emma P.

1900 District 66, Polk, Dade, Missouri
22/22 JONES Thomas J. Nov 1851 48 md 29 farmer b. MO father b. KY mother b. IL
Elvira wife April 1855 45 13 children with 10 surviving b. IN father b. MO mother b. IN
Arthur son aug 1882 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. IN
Iva S. daughter april 1885 15
Mary F. daughter june 1889 12
Clarence son june 1890 10
Earl son sept 1892 7
Roy son aug 2895 4
Ethel daughter sept 1898 1
23/23 JONES William C. feb 1847 md 18 years b. MO father b. KY mother b. IN
Luttie wife aug 1851 5 children b. MO parents b. KY
Leroy son dec 1883 16 b. MO parents b. MO
Emma P. daughter May 1885 15
Albert son apr 1888 12
Elvy daughter july 1891 8
Deltha daughter apr 1893 7

The 1910 census shows Elbert in the household of his father William C. Jones. On one side lives William’s brother brother Thomas J., and on the other side we find Levy Jones and Jessie Brewer (daughter of David Nathaniel and Delana Brewer) and Aughty Jones, who was another son of William C. Jones through a first marriage to Angeline Hockman.

1910 District 0071, Pilgrim, Dade, Missouri
30/31 JONES Aughty 34 md 2 times 6 years b. MO parents b. MO farmer
Emma wife 25 md once b. MO father b. IN mother b. MO
31/52 JONES Levy 26 md once b. MO parents b. MO farmer
Jessie wife 22 md once 4 years 1 child b. MO father b. KY mother b. IL
Herman son 3 b. MO parents b. MO
32/33 JONES Wm C. 64 md twice 28 years b. MO father b. KY mother b. MO farmer
Lulu wife md once 28 years 5 children 5 living b. MO parents b. MO
Elbert son 22 b. MO parents b. MO farm laborer
Elva daughter 18
Deltha daughter 17
33/34 JONES Thomas J. 59 md once 40 years
Elvira Wallace wife 56 md once 40 years 12 children, 10 surviving
Clarence son 20
Earl son 18
Roy son 15
Ethel daughter 12

The 1920 census shows Elbert and Blanche with their young son.

1920 District 75 Pilgrim Dade Missouri
14/14 Jones Elbert 30 b. MO parents b. MO
Blanche wife 22 b. MO father b. TN mother b. MO
Russel D. son 1 11/12 b. MO parents b. MO
Luttie mother 70 b. MO parents b. KY
Diltha sister 25 b. MO parents b. MO

In 1930 they are living beside Roy Jones, a son of Thomas J. (Jefferson) Jones, who was beside William C. Jones in 1910.

1930 District 11 Pilgrim Dade Missouri
36/36 JONES Elbert 37 md 27 b. MO parents b. MO
Blanche wife 29 md 18 b. MO father b. FL mother b. MO
Lutie mother 79 md 24 b. MO f parents b. MO
37/37 JONES Roy 34 md 26 b. MO ” ”
Florence wife 25 md 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. IN
Maxim daughter 5 b. MO parents b. MO
Eula M. daughter 3 and 1/12 ” ”
Hilda J. daughter 5/12 ” ”
Thomas father 77 b. MO ” “

The photo of Russell is courtesy of Dieanna and Jim Swearngin. Jessie Brewer Jones had written on the back: “Russel Dean Jones. Uncle Albert + Blanches Boy. Died of Whooping Cough.”

Courtesy of Dieanna and Jim Swearngin

Courtesy of Dieanna and Jim Swearngin

A beautiful boy and a sad entry in the photo archive.

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