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John Homer Jones
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1885
Cherokee County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1916
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

At 3 AM on March 26, a fast-moving and deadly fire swept thru the all-wood three-story San Antonio Country Club House, burning it to the ground. Killed were six persons; five guests and one employee. Mr. Jones, seeing Mrs Maco Stewart re-enter the burning bulding, went into the building in an attempt to get her out. He was not successful, and they both perished.

Homer Jones was the Vice President of Stewart Tilte, the company owned by Mrs. Stewart's husband. He was the son of John Calhoun and Susan (Kennedy) Jones, and unmarried.

The other guests who perished were Judge James E. Webb and couple James D. and Mary Walthall. Mrs. Ellen Cockrell was the employee who perished.
 
 
Note: Interment on Mar. 28, 1916
 
Burial:
Jacksonville City Cemetery
Jacksonville
Cherokee County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Mar 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34848926
John Homer Jones
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John Homer Jones
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I always wondered what the story was behind this mans death. It gives a brief description on the tombstone. Very brave man.
- Vivian Smith
 Added: Jul. 2, 2011
 
 
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