Jesse Benjamin Jones

Jesse Benjamin Jones

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  • Name Jesse Benjamin Jones 
    Born 1 Aug 1896 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1918  Killed in Action WWI - Battle of Argonne Forest Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meuse-Argonne_Offensive [1]
    • WAS KILLED
      IN ARGONNE

      Jesse B. Jones of Roane Met Death
      as He Went Over the Top

      R. N. Jones of Roane has received the following letter from Lon Call, chaplain of the 39th Infantry telling of the death of Mr. Jones’ son, Jesse B. Jones:

      3rd Bn., 39th infantry, Feb. 5, 1919

      My Dear Mr. Jones:
      The Colonel has requested me to write to the nearest relative of the soldiers of his command who were killed in action or to their emergency address. Your name was given to me as the emergency address of Jessie B. Jones.

      As near as I am able to determine from the facts at hand your son met his death in the following manner:
      During the drive on the Argonne front your son was hit by a piece of shrapnel and killed instantly while going over the top with his comrades.
      I know that it is hard for you to learn of the passing of one who was so dear to you and all of us who knew him regret that it was he who had to make the supreme sacrifice, yet he died a hero on the field of battle, fighting for his country.

      It is in him and those like him that we owe the victory that we have gained, and while we mourn his passing we cannot but rejoice that America gave to this war a man to the was such as he.

      He gave all he had and all we can do is to pledge to ourselves to make the victory he secured for us permanent and worth while.

      I hope that this may give you some of the information that you desire.
      - Sincerely yours,

      LON CALL
      Chaplain, 3rd Bn., 39th Infantry
      -
      Corsicana Daily Sun
      March 5, 1919

      [2]
    • JESSE BENJAMIN JONES—Killed in action by shell fire in the Argonne Forest, October 10th, 1918. Trained at Camp Travis, Texas. Entered the service in 1917. Was 23 years of age. Private, first class. Body buried in Grave 19, American Cemetery, Boir de Fays. Was single. Belonged to Thirty-Ninth Infantry, Fourth Division. Address of deceased When he entered the service, Roane, Texas. Parents, Robert Napoleon Jones, Melissa Deliah Jones, Roane, Texas.

      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/war/world_war_i/articles/Supreme_Sacrifice.htm [3]
    • Son of R. N. Jones of Montfort Meets
      Death in France'.

      Jesse B. Jones, son of R. N. Jones
      of the Montfort community, was reported
      in Tuesday's casualty list as
      having been killed In action, but previously
      reported missing In action.
      The deceased left here for Camp
      Travis In June and soon qualified
      there as a sharpshooter and was
      transferred to Virginia and was there
      transferred to the regular army as a
      sharp-shooter.

      Jesse was well known and a highly
      esteemed young man in his commun-,
      ity and had many friends who are'
      pained to learn of his death and who
      will sympathize with his parents andi
      other relatives in their bereavement

      Corsicana Daily Sun
      Jan 2., 1919 [4]
    Person ID I727  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2017 

    Father Robert Napoleon Jones,   b. 10 Mar 1852, near Nashville, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1920, Montfort, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Malissa Delila McClain,   b. 6 Dec 1861, Tippah Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1928, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1880  Ellis Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1910 US Census - TX - Navarro County
    1910 US Census - TX - Navarro County
    Family of Robert N. Jones
    Navarro County Boy Killed - - 
Son of R.N. Jones of Montfort Meets Death in France
    Navarro County Boy Killed - - Son of R.N. Jones of Montfort Meets Death in France
    Corsicana Daily Sun
    January 2, 1919
    Was Killed in Argonne
    Was Killed in Argonne
    Corsicana Daily Sun
    March 5, 1919
    1900 US Census - TX - Navarro County
    1900 US Census - TX - Navarro County
    Family of Robert N. Jones and Malissa McClain

    Jesse B Jones
    Jesse B Jones
    Private Jones at the time of his basic training with Company "C" 359th Infantry, 90th Division at Camp Travis (San Antonio) in early 1918.

    On March 1, 1918 he was transferred to Company M, 39th Infantry, 4th Division. He went overseas on May 10, 1918.


    Headstones
    Jesse B Jones
    Jesse B Jones
    New Chatfield Cemetery,Chatfield, Navarro Co, TX

  • Sources 
    1. [S126] Wikipedia.

    2. [S146] Corsicana Daily Sun, 5 Mar 1919.

    3. [S856] http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/war/world_war_i/articles/Supreme_Sacrifice.htm.

    4. [S146] Corsicana Daily Sun, 2 Jan 1919.