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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ George Hosmer Jones ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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George Hosmer Jones
BORN: 30 Aug 1822 DIED: 18 Jun 1904 BURIED: 20 Jun 1904
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Merchant; businessman
BIRTH PLACE:  Livingston Co., New York
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1904) #1646 - Geo. H. Jones, d. 18 Jun 1904 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon, interment IOOF 19 Jun 1904.
MARRIAGE - Sarah J. [unknown], circa 1846 [she died of Cholera enroute to Oregon in 1852]
1850 OH CENSUS - George H. Jones, age 27, occupation farmer, b. New York, is enumerated with Sarah J., age 23, b. Ohio, Dewit H., age 3, b. Ohio, and Alfred P., age 1, b. Ohio.  Also enumerated is Abigail Jones, age 64, b. Massachusetts.
MARRIAGE - Mary Amelia Leslie [daughter of David and Mary (Kinney) Leslie, d. 1857], circa 1855
["Mary Amelia, b. 20 Jan, 1832, d. 29 April 1857; finished her education at Willamette and taught there several terms; m. George Hosmer Jones, b. New York 31 Aug, 1922, in Salem, Oreg., 9 Aug 1904. He was a capitalist and engaged in real estate. Mary Genella, their only child, b. 14, April 1857, Salem; now living in Los Angeles, Cali., m., in Salem, 29 Jul 1882 Gideon Jasper Parker" Source: Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 51, pg 337]
MARRIAGE - Anna Wilson Reed [daughter of Simeon and Mary "Polly" Potter Reed], circa 1859
1860 OR CENSUS - G. H. Jones, age 38, occupation merchant, b. New York, is enumerated with A., female, age 30, b. Massachusetts, along with D., male, age 12, b. Ohio, and J., female, age 3. b. Oregon.  Also enumerated with the family is E. Bolton, male, age 26, occupation farmer, b. England.
1870 CA CENSUS - Geo. H. Jones, age 47, occupation hardware merchant, b. New York, is enumerated with Annie W., age 40, b. New Hampshire, along with DeWitt, age 22, b. New Hampshire (sic), Gelella, age 13, b. Oregon, and Frankie, age 7, b. Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is Ah How, identified as domestic servant, age 19, b. China.
1880 OR CENSUS - G. H. Jones, age 57, occupation real estate broker, b. New York, is enumerated with Anna W., age 54, b. New Hampshire, along with Franka P., age 17, b. Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is ?? Hong, identified as servant, age 18, b. China.
MARRIAGE - George H. Jones, over 21 & Mary S[mith] Pride, over 18, md 28 Jun 1894 at house of Mr. Amos Strong by Samuel Freeman, M. G., Congregational Church. Aff: Amos Strong. Wit: Amos Strong & W. G. Westacott.
1900 OR CENSUS - Geo H. Jones, age 77, occupation landlord, b. Aug 1822 in New York, is enumerated with his wife of 6 years, Mary S., age 49, mother of no children, b. Mar 1851 in Maine.  Also enumerated with the family is Etta Robinson, identified as servant, age 25, single, b. May 1895 in Oregon.
Came to Oregon From Ohio in 1852 - 
Crossed the Wide Plains and Rugged Mountains Along the Emigrant Trail - 
Well Known and Respected Citizen 
Old residents of Salem were very much shocked yesterday morning at reading a bulletin posted at the office of this paper announcing the death of another of Oregon’s pioneers, George Hossmer Jones, of South Salem. Mr. Jones came to Oregon first in 1852, following the weary trail across the plains, as did many others at that time. He returned to the East via the Isthmus of Panama in 1854, but again in 1855 came back to Oregon and formed a partnership with the late Hon. E. N. Cooke, they having for eight or ten years the principal merchandising business of Salem in what was known as the Headquarters building, which then stood on the present site of Ladd & Bush’s bank, on the corner of State and Commercial streets. They furnished a great deal of merchandise and other supplies to the soldiers during the Indian war of 1855, part of which was never paid for. Mr. Jones opened a financial agency upstairs in the same building and dealt heavily in government script. Mr. Jones also brought a large drove of cattle through from California in the early days, and had a hard time getting through Southern Oregon. 
Mr. Jones was born in Livingstone county, New York, August 30, 1822. When 9 years old he moved to Findlay, Ohio, from whence he came to Oregon. 
He was married five times, and his fifth wife survives him. He also leaves a son, DeWitt Hamilton Jones, of Portland, and two daughters, Mrs. Minella Parker, of Ballard, Wash., and Miss Frances P. Jones, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. DeWitt Jones is here, having come up last night, Mrs. Parker will arrive today, and Miss Jones tomorrow. The funeral will occur at 4 o’clock p.m. today from the residence on Nob Hill, and will be conducted by Rev. D. W. C. Kantner. The interment will be in Rural cemetery. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 19 June 1904 1:5
George Hosmer Jones 
1822 - 1904
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1904) #1646 
DAR pg 14 
Roger Paget
1850 OH CENSUS (Sandusky Co., York, FA #1112)
1860 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, FA #3124)
1870 CA CENSUS (Santa Cruz Co., Santa Cruz, ED 54, pg 6)
1880 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 78, pg 3)
Marriage Records of Marion Co., OR Vol VII, 1891-94, pg 43
1900 OR CENSUS(Marion Co., Yew Park, ED 144, sheet 12B)
DOS 19 Jun 1904 1:4
Roger Paget

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