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Josephine Jones (Bourke)

Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Travis, TX
Death: July 3, 1966 (94)
San Saba, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Joseph Bourke and Emily Angeline Bourke
Wife of Joseph Abner Jones and W M McCrackin
Mother of Dixie Mae Jackson; Dewey Jones; William J McCrackin; Emma Jane McCrackin and Jodie McCrackin
Sister of James Robert Bourke; William s Bourke; Emery Irl Bourke and Jay B Bourke
Half sister of Clara Bourke; Charles Bourke and Theadore Bourke

Managed by: Tammy Lynn Jones
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About Josephine Jones

Josephine Bourke

F, b. 14 October 1871, d. 3 July 1966Father: William Joseph Bourke b. 6 August 1833, d. 22 December 1912Mother: Emily Angeline Smith b. 4 February 1854, d. 29 April 1941Josephine Bourke was born on 14 October 1871 in Bastrop County, Texas.William Joseph Bourke and Emily Angeline Smith appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Bastrop County, Texas. Other members of the household included Josephine Bourke, James Robert Bourke.She married Columbus McCracken on 4 November 1891 in Bastrop County, Texas.She married Joseph A. Jones in 1894.Joseph A. Jones and Josephine Bourke appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Travis County, Texas. Other members of the household included William Joseph McCracken, Emily H. McCracken, Dixie Mae Jones and Melvin Dewey Jones.Joseph A. Jones and Josephine Bourke appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Bend, San Saba County, Texas, living next to Josephine's parents, William and Emily Bourke.. Other members of the household included Melvin Dewey Jones, Dixie Mae Jones, Emily H. McCracken, William Joseph McCracken and William Kempe.She was employed as a saleswoman in a retail store, according to the 1910 census.Joseph A. Jones and Josephine Bourke appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1225 Clinton Avenue. Other members of the household included Melvin DeweyJones, Dixie Mae Jones, Raymond Henry Jackson, George Richard Jackson, William Joseph McCracken, William Kempe, Emily H. McCracken, Dixie Ruth Kempe, William Dewey Kempe and Emily Angeline Smith. William Kempe and family also were enumerated in Wichita County, likely because the Tarrant enumeration occurred on 15 January and later, on 23 March, in Wichita County.The following appeared on 12 June 1958 in The San Saba News: Holiday weekend visitors in the homes of Mrs. J. A. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Jackson included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kempe and their three grandsons, Max Dyson and Robbie and Don Perry, of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baird and daughter, Jo Dora, of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Felts and daughters, Ramona and Cathy, and Charlie Smith of Pecos; Dorothy and Paul Douglas Jackson from Alamogordo, N. M. Mrs. Baird and daughter remained with her aunt and grandmother.The following appeared on 17 October 1963 in The San Saba News: Mrs. J. A. Jones was honored with a surprise dinner on her 92nd birthday Sunday, Oct. 13, in the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jackson.      Present for the occasion were her son, J. W. McCracken, a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kemp, all of Ft. Worth.      Grandchildren attending were Mr. and Mrs. Al Pulsifer, Elwood and Roy Dornell; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baird and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Al Perry, Robbie and Don, all of Ft. Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kemp and Emily; and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kemp and Lauri all of Arlington.      Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cude and daughter of San Antonio; Mrs. Maude Boyd, Mrs. Grace Timberlake and daughter, Mrs. VOllie Winslow and Mrs. Dick Smelser of San Saba.Josephine Bourke died on 3 July 1966 at age 94 in San Saba County, Texas.The following appeared on 7 July 1966 in The San Saba News & Star: Mrs. Joseph A. Jones, 94, died July 3 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Jackson, of San Saba. A resident of the county off and on for the past 50 years, Mrs. Jones had lived in San Saba since 1944.      Born Josephine Bourke in Travis county Oct. 14, 1871, her parents were Joe Bourke and Emily Smith Bourke. A Methodist, she married Joseph A. Jones in 1894, he died in 1955.      Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 5, at 2 p.m. in Howell-Doran Chapel with the Rev. W. L. White officiating. Burial was in Chappel Cemetery with Howell-Doran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.      Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frank Kempe of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Jackson of San Saba; 29 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Josephine Bourke became a widow at the circa 1983 death of her husband Columbus McCracken.Information on Ida Alwine Menzer and her her origins from Nancy Sinclair (May 2010), and "Bourke and Bass Families of Texas" by Sylvia Ann Bass ( FTM Online, April 2009).Last Edited: 4 Jan 2011

Family 1: Columbus McCracken d. circa 1893

William Joseph McCracken+ b. 5 June 1892, d. 31 March 1964Emily H. McCracken+ b. 4 April 1894, d. 28 August 1981Jodie McCracken b. say 1896

Family 2: Joseph A. Jones b. May 1867

(?) Jones+Dixie Mae Jones+ b. 24 January 1897, d. October 1985Melvin Dewey Jones b. 24 January 1897, d. 28 May 1963

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Josephine Jones's Timeline

October 14, 1871
Travis, TX
Age 21
Age 22
January 24, 1897
Age 25
January 24, 1897
Age 25
Travis, Texas
July 3, 1966
Age 94
San Saba, TX, USA