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"...John Edward Jones (December 5, 1840 – April 10, 1896) was an American politician. He was the eighth Governor of Nevada. He was a member of the Silver Party..."

"...Jones was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, however his family moved to Iowa in 1856. His early education was in the common schools of his native country. He graduated from the Iowa State University in 1865. He married Elizabeth Weyburn on November 25, 1880, and they had two children, Edith and Arvin..."

"...As a young man, Jones worked as a miner, a farmer, and a teacher. In 1867, he worked on building the Union Pacific Railroad. Settling in Eureka, Nevada in 1869, he was involved in organizing the Nevada Militia in 1876 where he served as Major. Jones worked mining and agriculture until 1883, when he was appointed Deputy Internal Revenue Collector. From 1886 to 1894, he was Surveyor-General of Nevada, serving two terms.Jones resigned that post, in 1894 and ran for Governor of Nevada on the Silver Party ticket. He won the election and took office in 1895. During his tenure, irrigation programs were supported and the state's first public library was established in Reno, Nevada. Diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 1895, he took a leave of absence, leaving Lieutenant Governor Reinhold Sadler in his office. He traveled to San Francisco, California to try to heal..."

"...Jones, losing his battle with cancer, died while still holding office on April 10, 1896, in San Francisco at the age of 55. He is interred at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nevada..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Edward Jones (governor)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 9 October 2012, 01:31 UTC, <> [accessed 26 December 2012]


Middle name is shown online as either "Edward" of "Evans". For example Wikpedia shows middle name of "Edward". The middle name of "Evans" is used in "The Family of Edward Jones and Mary Ellen Evans".

SOURCE: The Family of Edward Jones and Mary Ellen Evans". Compiled by Dix M. Jones; Stevenson's Genealogical Center, Provo, UT; 1985; page 18.

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John Jones, Governor of Nevada's Timeline

December 5, 1840
November 25, 1880
Age 39
Eureka, Nevada, United States
September, 1881
Age 40
Eureka, NV, USA
January 10, 1884
Age 43
Carson City, NV, USA
April 10, 1896
Age 55
San Francisco, CA, USA
Carson City, NV, USA