91st PA: Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones

Before the war

He was born on 14 May 1846, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Jesse (or James?) Jones and Rachel [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 15; 2 (18 in 1864), 5 (1847), 6 (1846), 7 (52 in 1900), 8 (84 in 1930), 9 (3 in 1850), 10 (12 in 1860), 11 (32 in 1880). place: 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15. parents: 9 (James Jones), 15 (Jesse and Rachel)]

In 1850, he was living in West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Jesse and Rachel Jones (presumably his parents), and with others (presumably siblings). [source: 9]

In 1860, he was living in West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Jesse Jones (presumably his father), and with others (presumably siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 10]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hildeburn. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 16]

He was wounded on 30 September 1864 at Peeble's Farm, Virginia. [source: 1]

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out. [sources: 1, 2 (absent wounded)]

He was discharged in September 1865. He was a private, in company A. [sources: 3, 16]

After the war

In 1871/72, he married Mary Jane [unknown family name]. She was born in March 1848, in Pennsylvania. They had seven children, including these:

[sources: 6, 7 (7 children, 6 alive in 1900), 15]

In 1880, he was living on Upland Avenue, ward 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He was living with his wife Mary Jane, children John and Willie, and a boarder. He was a carpenter. [source: 11]

On 14 March 1888, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 4]

In 1900, he was living at 408 Lincoln Street, Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and their children Sterling, William, Reba, Casper, Emma, and Sarah, and a servant. He was a carpenter. [source: 7]

In 1910, his wife, Mary J Jones, was living in Edgemont Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania. She was living with their children Sterling, William, and Sarah. [source: 12]

In 1920, his wife, Mary J Jones, was living on Middletown Road, Edgemont Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Sterling W Jones. [source: 13]

His spouse, Mary Jane Jones, died in 1929. She was buried in Cumberland Cemetery, Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [source: 6]

In 1930, he was living on Edgemont Road, Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his daughter Sara and her family. He was retired. [source: 8]

On 28 March 1934, he died, in the North Delaware County Home, Middleton Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was a carpenter. He died of carcinoma of the parotid. On 31 March 1934, he was buried in Cumberland Cemetery, Lima, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 5, 6, 14, 15]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Calvin Jones)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 146 (Calvin Jones)

3 pension index, by regiment (Calvin Jones)

4 pension index, by name (Calvin Jones)

5 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 12 January 2011) (Calvin Jones)

6 Find-a-grave, memorial 30964268, created by David Green, added 29 Oct 2008, accessed 12 January 2011 [identification is confirmed by entry 5 above; the tombstone (pictured on this memorial) reads just "FATHER CALVIN JONES 1846-1934"] (Calvin Jones)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media Borough, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 194, microfilm series T623, film 1406, page 312 = 13 A handwritten (Calvin Jones)

8 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Middletown Township, supervisor's district 27, enumeration district 23-95, microfilm series T626, film 2031, page 212 = 2 A handwritten (Calvin Jones)

9 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent, microfilm series M432, film 765, pages 49 recto = 101 handwritten = 17 handwritten to 49 verso = 102 handwritten = 18 handwritten (Calvin Jones)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent, microfilm series M653, film 1094, pages 817 = 19 handwritten = 63 handwritten to 818 = 20 handwritten = 64 handwritten (Calvin Jones)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 27, division 8, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 575, microfilm series T9, film 1186, page 117 = 11 C handwritten (Calvin Jones)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Edgemont Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 138, microfilm series T624, film 1339, page 194 = 3 A handwritten (Mary J Jones)

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Edgmont [sic], supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T625, film 1562, page 45 = 2 A handwritten (Mary J Jones)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1934 ("CALVIN JONES [place of death] MDLTN T [soundex code] J520 [county] 23 [date of death] 3 28 34 [file number] 28553")

15 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, 28 March 1934, file number 28553 (Calvin Jones)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Calvin Jones)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
he is not living with his parents Jesse and Elizabeth, who are in West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania, microfilm series M593, film 1325, page 297 recto = 9 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
I did not find him in the Ancestry or FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 May 2013)
there is a Calvin J Jones (boatman, 24, b. PA) in New Buffalo, Perry County, Pennsylvania (FamilySearch), but he is also present there e.g. in 1880 (FamilySearch)
1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
1910 US census
I did not find him in the Ancestry or FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 May 2013)
1920 US census
he is not living with his daughter Sarah Green in the 1920 census--see the entry at Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Edgmont, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T625, film 1562, page 48 = 5 B handwritten
I did not find him in the Ancestry or FamilySearch indices (accessed 18 May 2013)
US National home for disabled volunteer soldiers 1866-1938
Ancestry index (accessed 18 May 2013)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 May 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 18 May 2013

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent, microfilm series M432, film 765, pages 49 recto = 101 handwritten = 17 handwritten to 49 verso = 102 handwritten = 18 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; note that his apparent father's name does not match the father's name on his death certificate]
line404142123456789
Dwellings visited137           
Families visited138           
NameJesse JonesRachel "Catharine E "David W JonesMalinda K [?] "Cordelia "Labarran "Amanda "Calvin "Lewis C "Lucretia "Thomas Lumis
Age463815131197533/123/1221
Sexmff [?]mffmfmmfm
Color            
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer          Farmer
Real estate owned9000           
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""Penna""""""""
Married within year            
Attended school within year   1111     
Over 20 & can't read/write            
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.            

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Vincent, microfilm series M653, film 1094, pages 817 = 19 handwritten = 63 handwritten to 818 = 20 handwritten = 64 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; note that his apparent father's name does not match the father's name on his death certificate]
line40123456789
Dwelling number465         
Family number465         
NameJesse JonesElizabeth "David W "Malinda A "Credila [?] "Labaran "Amanda "Calvin "Lucretia B "Anna "
Age5424222018161412106
Sexmfmf"mfmf"
Color          
OccupationMerchant Teacher C S  Carpenter app    
Value of real estate owned15575         
Value of personal estate5930         
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]"""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year     11111
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 27, division 8, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 575, microfilm series T9, film 1186, page 117 = 11 C handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry below]
line3738394041
street nameUpland Avenue
house numberSeventy Second Street
dwelling visit #87    
family visit #87    
nameJones, Calvin- Mary JaneJohnWillieFields Samuel
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
age32326158
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonBoarder
single  11 
married11   
widowed/divorced    1
married during year     
occupationCarpenterKeeps HouseAt HomeAt HomeShoemaker
months unemployed    12
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read  xx 
can't write  xx 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media Borough, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 194, microfilm series T623, film 1406, page 312 = 13 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his wife's name matches the name on his death certificate]
line101112131415161718
streetLincoln Street
house number408        
dwelling number266        
family number269        
nameJones Calvin- Mary J- Sterling W- William H- Reba P- Casper P- Emma J- Sarah BBorrill Elizabeth
relationshipHeadwifeSonSonDaughterSonDaughterDaughterServant
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFMFFF
birth dateMay 1848Mar 1848Sept 1874Apr 1879Apr 1881Aug 1883Oct 1885Sept 1891Jan 1862
age52522521191614838
married?MMSSSSS"S
# years married2828       
mother of how many children? 7       
# of children living 6       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaEngland
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaEngland
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaEngland
immigration year         
# years in USA         
naturalized citizen?         
occupationCarpenter Stationary EngineerFarm Laborer Day LaborerAt School Servant
# months not employed3 00    0
# months in school      1010 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
owned/rentedR        
free or mortgaged         
farm/houseH        
# of farm schedule         

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Edgemont Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 138, microfilm series T624, film 1339, page 194 = 3 A handwritten]
line39404142
street    
house nr    
dwelling nr50   
family nr56   
nameJones Mary J- Sterling- William- Sarah
relationshipHeadSonSonDaughter
sexFMMF
colorWWWW
age62353118
marital statusWd [sic]SSS
#years present marriage    
mother of # children    
mother of # living children    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneLaborerLaborerLaborer
nature of industry etc. Odd JobsOdd JobsOdd Jobs
employer etc. WWW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 020
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedR   
owned free or mortagaged    
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet    
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Edgmont [sic], supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T625, film 1562, page 45 = 2 A handwritten]
line2728
streetMiddletown road
house numberX 
dwelling visit number29 
family visit number32 
nameJones Sterling WJones Mary J
relationshipHeadWife [sic]
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday4571
marital statusSM [sic]
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationEngineerNone
industry, businessSteam 
employment statusW 
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Middletown Township, supervisor's district 27, enumeration district 23-95, microfilm series T626, film 2031, page 212 = 2 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his location matches the location of his death, and the household head's name matches the informant on his death certificate]
line19202122
streetEdgemont road
house number[blank]   
dwelling visit #[blank]   
family visit #31   
nameGreen, Sidwell- Sara B.- Beatrice MJones Calvin
relationHeadWifedaughterFather in law
owned/rentedR   
value or rent10 00   
radioR   
farmNo   
sexMFFM
colorWWWW
age42381684
married?MMSWd
age 1st marriage2521  
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYesYes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
immigration year    
naturalization    
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationFarmernoneStudentRetired
industryCounty home Public school 
worker classW   
at work yesterdayyes   
unemployment schedule #    
veteran?no   
war    
farm schedule #    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 27 June 2014, from Fold3]


Jones, Calvin
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 12 January 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME JONES, Calvin
DATE OF BIRTH 1847
DATE OF DEATH 3-28-34
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE MI - 9-19-64 MO - 9-30-64
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. A, 91st Regt. Inf.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Cumberland
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Lima, Del. Co. Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION E LOT 232
HEADSTONE [blank]
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bates, Vol #3, Page 193
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, 28 March 1934, file number 28553, Calvin Jones]
[transcribed 18 May 2013; received from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records]

[CERTIFICATE OF DEATH]
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 28553
Registered No. 98
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Delaware
Township of Middletown
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. 23-08-82
2. FULL NAME Calvin Jones
(a) Residence, No. Del. County Home

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE white
5. widowed
5a. If married, widowed, or divored HUSBAND of Mary Jane Jones
6. DATE OF BIRTH May 14 1846
. AGE 87 Years 10 Months 14 Days
8. OCCUPATION OF DECEASED
(a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Carpenter
(b) General nature of industry, business or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
(c) Name of employer [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER James Jones
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER unknown
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Penna
14. Informant Mrs Sidwell Green
(Address) Lima Pa.
15. Filed 3/30 1934 [illegible] Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH March 28 1934
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Dec. 25 1933 to March 28 1934, that I last saw him alive on March 27 1934, and that death occurred on the date stated above, at 8 AM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Carcinoma of the Parotid
(duration) [blank] yrs. + mos. [blank] days
CONTRIBUTORY (Secondary) [blank]
18. Where was disease contracted if not at place of death? [blank]
Did an operation precede death? [blank]
Was there an autopsy? [blank]
What test confirmed diagnosis? [blank]
(Signed) Thomas [??] E Knicker [??] M.D.
March 30 1934 (Address) Media
19. PLACE OF BURIAL Cumberland Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL March 31 1934
20. UNDERTAKER W. C. Rigby + Sons
ADDRESS Media Pa

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