|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1851, England|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1951|
Charles was born near London, the son of George Jones and Hannah (nee Scott) and the brother of Ellen (Wise)
and Mary Elizabeth Lillian (Cranmer).
The following is a Saginaw, Michigan, news article in January 1951.
"Charlie Jones Near Century Mark
Home Resident To Be 100 Next Thursday"
"For Charlie Jones and the residents at Saginaw County Home, Thursday will be a special day. There'll be a quite celebration then because Charlie Jones that day will be 100 years old.
"Believed to be Saginaw County's oldest resident, Mr. Jones has lived at the County Home since 1937. Practically alone in the world then, and almost blind, he agreed then to visit the Home for a few days 'to see if I liked it.'
"The companionship, the conveniences and attention he found won Charlie over right away. He never went back to his patch of ground and two room house in Swan Creek Township, a mile north of St. Charles.
"A lot of folks around St. Charles remember and like Charlie Jones. He remembers a lot but sometimes a man at the century mark, blind now and hard of hearing, gets a mite lonesome for the old days.
"He was around St. Charles a long time. Born Jan. 18, 1851, he came to Saginaw County from Canada about 70 years ago and for 50 years worked, mostly as a section hand, for the old Michigan Central Railroad, until his sight failed.
"William M. Trim, Saginaw County Road Commission Chairman and former Swan Creek township supervisor, remembers Charlie Jones as 'a friendly and generous man, a victim of his own generosity.'
"'He was reasonably well to do,' Mr. Trim recalled, 'but he never got back a lot of the money he loaned, and a couple of bad investments did the rest.'
"Mr. Jones never married. His only near relative is Mrs. Ellen Wise, a widowed sister, blind and about 15 years his junior, and living now in the home for the aged at Battle Creek, Michigan."
Plot: On the hill on the west side of the road
Created by: Denny
Record added: Sep 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21501107