|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1896|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1988|
The eighth child born to Levi and Nancy Jones, Herschel "Casey" Jones met his future wife at the post office in Rend City, Illinois, where she was working. He and Gussie Ingram were married October 27, 1918. Seven children were born to them, four daughters and three sons.
Casey loved cars and made his living as a mechanic in Carlyle and Centralia, Illinois. He also enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and gardening.
The family had a rustic cabin by the river when their children were young in the 1930's. The children fondly recall summers there working hard at their chores, gardening, fishing and picking berries to keep the family fed. But, they also remember the fun of making up their own entertainment, swimming in the river and playing with their siblings. Their mother was handy with a gun, if needed, to keep snakes and other critters away.
Their father treated them one summer to a special surprise for all their hard work at the cabin. He took them to a Cubs and Cardinals game in St. Louis one Sunday. So unexpected, it was a day they would never forget!
For many years Casey's official name was listed as Herschel "Byron" Jones. He explained that when he was in the service they had listed his middle name as Byron instead of Baron. He tried to get them to correct it, but it wasn't done. So, he gave up and just kept it as Byron. Many years after he died his daughter found confirmation that Casey's true middle name "Baron" was actually spelled "Barren."
Casey died at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia, Illinois at age 92.
Levi Monroe Jones (1847 - 1931)
Nancy Alice Bellamy Jones (1860 - 1914)
Gussie Katherine Ingram Jones (1898 - 1986)*
Thomas Harold Jones (1919 - 1993)*
Carl Ward Jones (1924 - 2010)*
Ruth Ann Jones Frost (1925 - 2014)*
James P. Jones (1929 - 2009)*
Clarence Elza Jones (1882 - 1949)*
Nell Geneva Jones Dixon (1885 - 1917)*
Bess Beulah Jones Dixon (1888 - 1992)*
Monroe Palmer Jones (1891 - 1970)*
Herschel Baron Jones (1896 - 1988)
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Created by: P Jones
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
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