|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1910|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1985|
Listed as one of the first 100 most influential people in the founding of Las Vegas
Florence Lee Jones Cahlan was a journalist, civic leader, and historian who contributed to Las Vegas at mid-century by writing about and preserving the region's history.
Born in 1910 in Missouri, Florence Lee Jones spent her youth in Missouri, California, and the Dutch East Indies as her father worked for the Dutch Shell Company. She attended the University of Missouri and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1933.
Jones moved to Las Vegas following her graduation and worked as a cub reporter for the fledgling newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She was the first professional woman journalist on staff and the Associated Press correspondent at the paper. Jones became a permanent reporter at the paper and was mentored by John Cahlan who, with his brother Al, was instrumental in the growth of the Review-Journal.
In 1940, Jones married her mentor John Cahlan. The couple shared not only a love for journalism, but had mutual interests in civic activities, promoting Las Vegas, and learning and telling the local history
There are Numerous books & Biographies about Mrs. Cahlan & the following link is excerpted from "Part I: The Early Years: [Las Vegas]FLORENCE LEE JONES (1910-1985)
Story of Her Life, http://www.1st100.com/part1/jones.html
John Francis Cahlan (1902 - 1987)*
Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery
Plot: Pioneer Mausoleum
Created by: Rand Noel
Record added: Mar 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87230628
Added: Dec. 29, 2012