Earl Jones Genealogy

Notes


Charles Edwin "Chuck" JACKSON

1.  Chuck left his wife Katherine in a Corpus Christi, Texas, hospital with "baby" Steven without funds or any help what-so-ever for the other children either.

2.  This writer [brother Earl L. Jones] & his wife Jane traveled from Artesia, New Mexico, to Corpus Christi and rented two U-Haul trailers and moved Katherine and her large family to Ada, Oklahoma, on Christmas Day in 1962 through a real "snow storm" and blizzard just before and after Dallas, Texas.   One car went off an embankment and we had to hire a wrecker to pull it out.  Other than just being scared, nothing happened in the way of damage to the 1957 Dodge car or trailer.  I was driving Chuck's old Ford pickup that did not have a heater or defroster.  What fun me and the two older girls had trying to keep the windshield cleared off.

3.  Alternative date of  birth & death:  b. 1929 at Stratford, Garvin, Oklahoma...d. 27 Jun 2007, Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma


Katherine Mayetta JONES

1.  Katherine was the first of six children of Henry Franklin Jones and Argie Beatrice Hayes.

2.  This writer [brother Earl L. Jones] remembers Katherine as always being a very quiet and kind person.  She was a good daughter, sister, wife, mother, and neighbor and is still living (13 Jul 2004) in Ada, Oklahoma.

3.  The following is a typed and edited copy of her hand written "Life's Story" in 2001:

   I am Katherine Mayetta Jones [Gray][Jackson] born to Henry Franklin Jones and Argie Beatrice Hayes [Jones] on November 22, 1925 at Worstell, Oklahoma in a one room cabin.

   I began school at Sandsprings, Oklahoma, a small community between Weleetka and Okemah.  I don't know how old I was when we moved there.  My Grandfather & Grandmother Hayes lived there also in a red rock house with a well house to match and a big red barn, all about a mile North of the school house.  We played in the barn loft a lot and ate peanuts where Grandpa had them stored.

   There was a "black" church across the street (road) from them and we liked to listen to them sing and they were always having dinner on the ground where they spread their food.

   All of our Social activities took place in the school.  We had a lot of singings there plus we had church there.  My little brother, Earl, was born there.  He had a habit of coming into the school room in his diaper.  Momma would come after him which always embarrassed her for she was really timid.  He slipped off  lots of times though & the teacher would set him on her desk until momma came for him.

   We always picked up pecans on the "halves" in the Fall for a man who owned a pecan orchard.  Daddy farmed and we raised most of our food and Momma canned everything so we had food through the winter months.  When we had to have supplies we took a wagon and went to Weleetka or Okemah.  We didn't get to go very much so that was really a treat!

   Momma had a sister "Arcie" who married Bud Bowman.  They took a cotton wagon to Okemah to get married.  She was killed in an accident when the car they were riding caught fire and she jumped from the car.

   When I had the measles I stayed with Grandma & Pa because Delena had the measles too.

   I don't remember how old I was when we moved from there back to Ada [Oil Center] an oil community.  Daddy still farmed and worked in the oilfield some when they needed him.  My Uncle Bert [Dad's brother] lived on the oil lease there and took care of the wells.

   I went to school at Summers Chapel, a small country school.  We had to walk most of the time which was probably three miles [just a guess].  Some times we would catch a bus that came from Maxwell going to Vanoss High School if we got to the corner in time.

   I played basketball there but moma wouldn't let me play in the tournaments because we had to wear shorts.  One time I slipped off [or she let me spend the weekend with my girlfriend] and we went to Stratford and played in the tournament there.  Momma didn't find out.  I played guard.

   We moved to the Worstell Community when I was in the 7th & 8th grades.  I attended the Worstell School which is no longer there, until I graduated from Grade School and started to Vanoss.  We moved to a house where a woman had committed suicide and there was a little room at the back of the house where she died.  It was always a scary feeling when we had to go through that room but we finally got used to it.  Some of her things were still there.

   This was a happy time because we knew everyone in the community.  We all walked to and from church and the whole road would be filled with people.  We had a lot of fun walking to and from church.

   We finally got a big old Nash car and momma decided she was going to learn how to drive...daddy didn't go to church all the time.  This particular time she drove us to church and knocked the SW corner of the church house off.  Brother Dee Smith was Pastor of the Church.  When we started home she didn't make the corner just up from our house and ran into a ditch and daddy had to come get it out.  She gave up trying to drive after that.

   Daddy still farmed [share-cropped] and we went to Okemah in the Fall and picked cotton to buy our school clothes.  We would hoe cotton or corn for people for $1.00 a day also.  It was during the depression [30's] and every body was poor as "church mice" but we survived.

   We moved to Latta when I was a Junior in High School.  We lived in a house that had cracks in it wide enough you could see daylight.  We didn't have radio or electricity and we had to carry water from an artesian well about 1/4 of a mile for every thing....to wash, bathe, and cook.  We didn't have a refrigerator so we kept our milk and butter in the "dug out well" as it was good and cold.  Momma even made her own lye soap and we hung our clothes on the barbed wire fence to dry. Daddy farmed there too until he got a job in the Aldridge Hotel kitchen.  He used to bring us left over rolls from there.  They were so good!  Momma also worked some in the hotel laundry with Grandpa and Grandma Hayes.  They ran the laundry there in the Summer time when there was no school.  I took her place and you talk about "hot", it was down in the basement with no ventilation and was next to "Hell".  The bell boys there got Grandma to iron their white shirts for 10 cents each and every once in a while and she would let me earn the dime.  I thought that was a lot of money.

   I sang in the Glee Club at Latta...and sang Alto.  Latta was the fun part of my schooling.  Bill & I took a 1/2 Semester of Aeronautics during my Senior year.  We got to learn the mechanics of flying an airplane.  At the end of the class they took us up in a small Piper Cub and wouldn't you know it...I was the only one who got sick!  I felt like my head was lying on the floor board of that plane.  There were only eight (8) students in my Senior Class.

   I graduated in 1943 and went to work in Woolworth's 5 & 10 Cent Store at $10. 00 a week.  We had moved into town on East Gardinia at that time and then we moved into a house on East 4th Street near the church.  This was across the street from what was known as "Colored Town"  We even visited one of their churches.  This house is still standing today.

   Daddy & Bill went to California to work in the ship yards in 1943 and to get us a place to live.  We rode the train out there.  I thought we would never get there.

   We got an apartment in what was once Army Barracks.  I was just 17 years old and could not go to work in the ship yards until I was 18 years old, so I worked in a bakery until then.  When I became 18 years old, I went to work in Ship Yard #1 as a welder.  I had to take six (6) weeks of welding school first before I could work in the yard.  I helped build "Victory & Liberty Ships".  It was a fun job.

   Brace yourself....this is where my "soap opra" begins!

   I met Slim [James Earl Gray] in the Yard.  He first started whistling from another ship across the way and then he finally came to my ship and introduced himself.  I didn't know at the time that he was married., but, separated from his wife.  So, I finally agreed to go out with him.  I went out with him for four (4) months before I found out about his wife.  She got on the same bus that we were riding one night...we had been to San Francisco to the theater.

When we got off the bus she followed and liked to have pulled my hair out, until she found out I knew nothing about her.  They both walked me home from the bus stop.  I was about ten steps ahead of them for I was shocked and angry.

   I didn't see him for a long time.

   Meantime, he got a divorce and started coming around again.  So, It all started again.  Mom & Dad had decided to go back to Ada as the shipyards were closing down after the war ended.  I didn't want to go back to Oklahoma and agreed to marry Slim.  We went to Reno, Nevada and got married with another couple that we were friends with.  They also got married.  He was later killed in a car wreck.  So, we [Slim & I] both worked in the shipyard until they closed down.

   His mom and dad had moved to Tracy, California, so we went there too.  Tracy was a railroad town.  He went to work as a brakeman for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

   Sharon was born in 1945, Diana in 1946, Jim in 1947, and Ronnie in 1953.

   I also worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a telephone operator for several years until they closed up shop and then I did waitress work.

   Jim & I were divorced in 1956.  I met and married Charles Jackson and moved to Corpus Chiristi, Texas in 1956.  This was also a disaster!

   Charlene was born in 1957, Edwina in 1961, and Steve in 1962.

   Chuck was a womanizer and finally left me & the children in 1962.  I came back to Ada in 1963 at Christmas time.  My brother Earl and his wife Jane came and brought me and the kids to Ada.  Don't know what I would have done without them.

   In April 1963 I went to work for Blue Bell, now known as Wrangler.  I worked for them twenty-five (25) years until I hurt my back and had to retire in 1987.

   After I recovered from my back injury I went to work for the Department of Human Services as a provider in 1988.  I did this until December 2000, when I was no longer physically able to continue working.

   I served as Church Clerk and Organist for the Church of God of Prophecy for many years.  I am no longer the Church Clerk but still serve as organist.

   I mostly crochet and piece quilts for my hobby.  It is nice not to have to punch a time-clock anymore or have any deadlines to meet.  I enjoy my family when we are together.

                               Katherine

Thursday, January 5, 2006 - Ada Evening News - Obituary

KATHERINE JACKSON

    ADA ----Services for Katherine Mayetta Jackson, 80, Ada, are 11 a.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Fred Huffman officiating.  Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery.
    Mrs. Jackson died Jan. 3, 2006, at a local nursing home.  She was born Nov. 22, 1925, at the Worstell Community, northwest of Ada, to Henry F. and Argie Hayes Jones.
     She attended school at Sand Springs and graduated from Latta High School.  Mrs. Jackson worked in the shipyards during World War II as a welder helping to build Victory and Liberty ships.  Later, she was employed with Wrangler Company, retiring after 25 years of service.  She also worked at Wal-Mart and was a home health nurse's aide.  Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, where she served as church clerk and was the organist for the church for several years
    She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, James Earl Gray, in September 1994, and a brother Buell Jones, in August 1982.
    Survivors include four daughters, Diane Miller and husband Al, Ada, Sharon Palmer and husband Brooks, Allen, Edwina Dely and husband Chuck, Oklahoma City, and Charlene Brown, Fort Smith, Ark.;  two sons, Ron Gray and wife Andi, Corona, Calif., and Steve Jackson and wife Kathy Ross, Ada;  two sisters Mona Jean & her husband Floyd Morgan, Ada, Glenda Nessel, Wichita Falls, Texas;  a brother, Earl Jones, Tatum, N.M.; eleven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Bearers are Ronnie Miller, Damon Hatton, Tyle Hatton, Brian Smith, Chuck Dely and Steve Timmons.  Honorary bearers are Chris Hatton, Jason Guinn and David Miller.   
                                                             Criswell Funeral Home .


Buell Ulman "Bill" JONES

1.  "Bill" was WWII Navy Veteran, Rank: Fireman Second Class V-6 USNR..Ser. No. 672-43-44.

2.  SS No. 447-22-2249.

3.  Graduated from High School @ age 17, Richmond, California.

4.  He got job as welder in one of the Kaiser Ship Yards.

5.  The Smith Funeral Parlor was "jam-packed" for his funeral...family, friends, and fellow Postal workers.

6.  It was related to this writer from his wife Mintahoya that one of Bill's ambitions was to be a scientist.  This was never revealed to Mom & Dad or any other family members that I know of.

7.  No doubt...he would have made a good scientist because he had a brilliant mind.

8.  In his later years he became an avid fisherman!

9.  He was always "johnnie-on-the-spot" for Momma & Daddy and loved his family.


Mintihoya FULLINGIM

1.  Mintihoya is this writer's "favorite" sister-in-law....of course she is the only one too!

2.  Each trip up to Ada, Oklahoma, I always try to at least phone her and if possible take her out to eat.

3.  Mintihoya was the most encouraging person that I had while growing up...her favorite saying was "you can do it" and "you are going to amount to something".   WHAT FAITH!


CMSgt John Harvey BURRIS

1.  John made a career in the U.S. Air Force.

2.  Children:  Donnie & Debbie are issue of another wife of John's.

3.  SSN 444-26-4236

4.  Last address:  in Beeville, Bee, Texas 78102


Mona Jean JONES

1.  Mona Jean "Jeanie", still lives in Ada, Oklahoma with her fine husband, Floyd Morgan.

2.  Both have families from previous marriages and all interact very well.

3.  Mona Jean has purchased a fine professional style music "hook up" and now sings at various Churches and Old Folks Homes.

4.  On 6 Sep 2002 she sang a beautiful song for me while I was visiting in the home.

5.  Glenda (sister) sent this writer an e-mail @ 1:36 p.m. 25 Jul 2010 and said Floyd had just called her and that Mona Jean had just died about 10 minutes ago.  She lived 81 years 1 month & 27 days.

6.  OBITUARY

July 27, 2010
MONA MORGAN
Ada Evening News

ADA -- Funeral services for Mona Jean Morgan, 81, Ada, will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.  Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada.  Officiating will be the Rev. Robert F. Brown and assisinting will be Rev. Bob Broan and Earl Jones.

Mrs. Morgan died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at her residence in Ada.  She was born May 28, 1929, in Okemah to Henry F. Jones and Arigie Hayes Jones.

She married Floyd Morgan on 13 May 1972, in Ada.

Mrs. Mogan retired from Brockway Glass Company after 22 years of service.  She was a member of Owl Creek Communtiy Church in Ada.

Surviviors include her husband, Floyd Morgan of the home:   two sons, Johnny Matthews nd his wife Penny of Commerce, Texas, and Terry Morgan of Ardmore;  two daughters, Linda Brown of Commerce, Texas, and JoAnn Morgan Williams and her husband Justin of Catoosa:  one brother, Earl Jones of Tatum, N.M. [should have read Hobbs, New Mexico];  one sister Glenda Nessel of Wichita Falls, Texax;  13 grandchildren;  and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Argie Jones;  one brother, Buell Jones; one sister Katherine Jackson;  and one granddaughter Natalie Rose Williams.

Online guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneral service.com.

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada.


Marriage Notes for CMSgt John Harvey Burris and Mona Jean JONES-14

1.  Divorced About 1950


Mona Jean JONES

1.  Mona Jean "Jeanie", still lives in Ada, Oklahoma with her fine husband, Floyd Morgan.

2.  Both have families from previous marriages and all interact very well.

3.  Mona Jean has purchased a fine professional style music "hook up" and now sings at various Churches and Old Folks Homes.

4.  On 6 Sep 2002 she sang a beautiful song for me while I was visiting in the home.

5.  Glenda (sister) sent this writer an e-mail @ 1:36 p.m. 25 Jul 2010 and said Floyd had just called her and that Mona Jean had just died about 10 minutes ago.  She lived 81 years 1 month & 27 days.

6.  OBITUARY

July 27, 2010
MONA MORGAN
Ada Evening News

ADA -- Funeral services for Mona Jean Morgan, 81, Ada, will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.  Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada.  Officiating will be the Rev. Robert F. Brown and assisinting will be Rev. Bob Broan and Earl Jones.

Mrs. Morgan died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at her residence in Ada.  She was born May 28, 1929, in Okemah to Henry F. Jones and Arigie Hayes Jones.

She married Floyd Morgan on 13 May 1972, in Ada.

Mrs. Mogan retired from Brockway Glass Company after 22 years of service.  She was a member of Owl Creek Communtiy Church in Ada.

Surviviors include her husband, Floyd Morgan of the home:   two sons, Johnny Matthews nd his wife Penny of Commerce, Texas, and Terry Morgan of Ardmore;  two daughters, Linda Brown of Commerce, Texas, and JoAnn Morgan Williams and her husband Justin of Catoosa:  one brother, Earl Jones of Tatum, N.M. [should have read Hobbs, New Mexico];  one sister Glenda Nessel of Wichita Falls, Texax;  13 grandchildren;  and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Argie Jones;  one brother, Buell Jones; one sister Katherine Jackson;  and one granddaughter Natalie Rose Williams.

Online guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneral service.com.

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada.


Alfred Pane "Pete" MATTHEWS

1.  Pete was always good to Momma & Daddy.

2.  Daughter "Linda" wrote via E-Mail 22 Sep 2002:

My dad is 86 now and still going strong.  In '94 some crackheads broke in on him while he was sleeping and hit him in the head with a hammer.  They almost killed him.  They are both in prison now and will be for a long time.  He was 78 at the time.

But his angels were looking after him, because he made a full recovery.   He's almost deaf now.  But thats been comig for years.  He's the love of my life!!

Always, Linda


Mona Jean JONES

1.  Mona Jean "Jeanie", still lives in Ada, Oklahoma with her fine husband, Floyd Morgan.

2.  Both have families from previous marriages and all interact very well.

3.  Mona Jean has purchased a fine professional style music "hook up" and now sings at various Churches and Old Folks Homes.

4.  On 6 Sep 2002 she sang a beautiful song for me while I was visiting in the home.

5.  Glenda (sister) sent this writer an e-mail @ 1:36 p.m. 25 Jul 2010 and said Floyd had just called her and that Mona Jean had just died about 10 minutes ago.  She lived 81 years 1 month & 27 days.

6.  OBITUARY

July 27, 2010
MONA MORGAN
Ada Evening News

ADA -- Funeral services for Mona Jean Morgan, 81, Ada, will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.  Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada.  Officiating will be the Rev. Robert F. Brown and assisinting will be Rev. Bob Broan and Earl Jones.

Mrs. Morgan died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at her residence in Ada.  She was born May 28, 1929, in Okemah to Henry F. Jones and Arigie Hayes Jones.

She married Floyd Morgan on 13 May 1972, in Ada.

Mrs. Mogan retired from Brockway Glass Company after 22 years of service.  She was a member of Owl Creek Communtiy Church in Ada.

Surviviors include her husband, Floyd Morgan of the home:   two sons, Johnny Matthews nd his wife Penny of Commerce, Texas, and Terry Morgan of Ardmore;  two daughters, Linda Brown of Commerce, Texas, and JoAnn Morgan Williams and her husband Justin of Catoosa:  one brother, Earl Jones of Tatum, N.M. [should have read Hobbs, New Mexico];  one sister Glenda Nessel of Wichita Falls, Texax;  13 grandchildren;  and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Argie Jones;  one brother, Buell Jones; one sister Katherine Jackson;  and one granddaughter Natalie Rose Williams.

Online guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneral service.com.

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada.


James Larry NESSEL

1.  James is Owner/Operator of "Big Four Supply Company" in Wichita Falls, Texas.

2.  He likes motorcycles, but, one didn't like him very well once when he had an accident while on a touring vacation...all is well now though.  

3.  James was raised up around the Levelland, Texas, community with a German Family Heritage.

4.  James & this writer are brother-in-laws.


Glenda Faye JONES

1.  Glenda was the baby of the family and also was a big asset to Mom & Dad.

2.  She was born with the Heterchromia Trait.....[eyes of different colors.....one blue & one brown].

3.  Glenda & her husband James Nessel currently live in Wichita Falls, Texas where she worked for Senior Citizens Services of North Texas, Inc. as the Red Door Site Manager.   817-322-6232.

4.  She told me on 5 Sep 2002 that she was taking early Social Security retirement this year...which must be in November. YAHOO!

5.  She did retire and is enjoying it.


Grover Cleveland GRAY "Sr"

1.  WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918


Sharon Lucine GRAY

1.  Sharon has two sons from her first marriage.

2.  She is a hard worker, good mother, good homemaker, and just an all around good person.

3.  Currently, she lives in Allen, Oklahoma with her second husband [Brooks Palmer] that has really been a fine asset to her life.

4.  This writer, Aaron, Olivia, Isa, and Tori all ate supper with Sharon & Brooks on 7 Sep 2003 at their home.   Mmmmm...good!


Alan Brooks PALMER

1.  Marriage:  Brooks had been married prior to this bond and has a son by that union.


Sharon Lucine GRAY

1.  Sharon has two sons from her first marriage.

2.  She is a hard worker, good mother, good homemaker, and just an all around good person.

3.  Currently, she lives in Allen, Oklahoma with her second husband [Brooks Palmer] that has really been a fine asset to her life.

4.  This writer, Aaron, Olivia, Isa, and Tori all ate supper with Sharon & Brooks on 7 Sep 2003 at their home.   Mmmmm...good!


Diana Sue GRAY

1.  Diana is a fine "niece" who works hard, a good homemaker, and lives life to the fullest.