1896 - 1918 (22 years) Submit Photo / Document
||Jesse Benjamin Jones |
||1 Aug 1896
||18 Oct 1918
||Killed in Action WWI - Battle of Argonne Forest
||New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro Co., TX
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meuse-Argonne_Offensive 
- WAS KILLED
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,
Chaplain, 3rd Bn., 39th Infantry
Corsicana Daily Sun
March 5, 1919
- 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.
- 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
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 
||Extended Families of Childress
||8 Jun 2020 |
||Robert Napoleon Jones, b. 10 Mar 1852, near Nashville, TN , d. 1 Sep 1920, Montfort, TX (Age 68 years) |
||Malissa Delila McClain, b. 6 Dec 1861, Tippah Co., MS , d. 29 Feb 1928, Navarro Co., TX (Age 66 years) |
||19 Aug 1880
||Ellis Co., TX
||Jesse B Jones|
New Chatfield Cemetery,Chatfield, Navarro Co, TX
- [S126] Wikipedia.
- [S146] Corsicana Daily Sun, 5 Mar 1919.
- [S856] http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/war/world_war_i/articles/Supreme_Sacrifice.htm.
- [S146] Corsicana Daily Sun, 2 Jan 1919.