Francis A. Jones Pension Increase

Francis A. Jones Pension Increase

H. R. 7862. Francis A. Jones, nearly 64 years of age, served as a private in Company D, Fourteenth Kentucky Infantry, from September 17, 1862, to August 2, 1865, and is a pensioner under the act of February 6, 1907, at $12 per month. He was formerly pensioned under the act of June 27, 1890, at $8 per month on account of disease of lungs and heart and rheumatism, and was originally pensioned under the general law at $4 per month on account of disease of lungs. Increase of pension under the last-named law was denied in May, 1905.

An examination of the soldier in December, 1902, showed him to be afflicted with rheumatism and disease of the heart, but at the time of his last examination no disability aside from disease of heart was found to exist.

It is shown by the affidavit of Dr. B. B. Porter that the claimant is now suffering from naso-pharyngeal catarrh and hepatization of the right lung, organic disease or the heart, bladder trouble, chronic diarrhea, and rheumatism, and that by reason of these disabilities he is totally incapacitated for labor.

It is further shown that the claimant has no property and has been a man who has been compelled to labor for the support of his family.

In the opinion of your committee, an increase of his pension to $24 per month is believed to be justified.

Source: Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.United States Congressional Serial Set, By United States Government Printing Office; Published by U.S. G.P.O., 1911, p. 18