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Davie Jones 1895 December 8, 2016 9:41 AM updated: December 8, 2016 9:42 AM


Davie Merritt Jones

Birth: Aug. 6, 1874
Collin County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1970
Hale County
Texas, USA

Davie Merrit Jones came to Cottle County with his father in the late 1800's and remained alone until he completed fencing the land in northwestern Cottle County that still remains in the Jones family. After completing that task he entered Texas A&M in the 1890 but transferred to Baylor University after only one year. His Aggie ROTC drill sword with his name on the blade is a family heirloom. Mr. Jones and his wife-to-be, Orlena Steele, graduated from Baylor in the 17-member Class of 1897. Class president was Dr. George Truett, who went on to pastor First Baptist Church of Dallas for 50 years. Ms. Steele was class secretary. When the couple married, right after graduation, a Baylor staffer actually chaperoned them on their railroad wedding trip to their new home in Kosse, lest the newlyweds engage in any "public display of affection" that might reflect on Baylor. Mr. Jones was a lifelong farmer and wrote several scholarly articles about dry-land cotton farming. He could write equally well with either hand but never learned to drive a car. He lived long enough to witness Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, but couldn't believe it. Not surprising since his pre-Paducah trips to Quanah for "provisions" took two days by horse and wagon! Mr. and Mrs. Jones named their first son Truett in honor of their distinguished former classmate, and the name had been passed down to each three generations.

Family links:
James Edwin Jones (1844 - 1932)
Nancy Adams Bumpass Jones (1838 - 1900)

Ella Orlena Steele Jones (1878 - 1968)*

Dora Merritt Jones (1902 - 1907)*

Roberta Lindsay Jones Yeary (1866 - 1919)*
Alexander Bumpass Jones (1868 - 1963)*
Jennie Merritt Jones (1871 - 1872)*
James Edwin Jones (1872 - 1878)*
Davie Merritt Jones (1874 - 1970)
William Moses Jones (1876 - 1973)*
Elizabeth Carroll Jones Pearce (1879 - 1966)*
Robert D. Jones (1881 - 1964)*

*Calculated relationship

Garden of Memories Cemetery
Cottle County
Texas, USA

Maintained by: Joe Pearce
Originally Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47993029

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