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 Louis D. Jones

Louis D. Jones

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 14 Mar 1922 (aged 57)
Winter Garden, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial Oakland, Orange County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 100000383 · View Source
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PARENTS
William Playford Jones 1822 – 1892
Frances Christine Kerr 1839 – 1902

SIBLINGS
Edgar B Jones 1855 –
Louella Salome Jones 1859 – 1905
Elizabeth Maria Jones 1861 – 1927
Hattie Jones 1867 –
Mary Agnes Jones 1873 – 1944

SPOUSE
LAVINAH VINA HARRIGER
MARRIED 8 DEC 1886
Birth: Jan. 30, 1865
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1942
Orange County
Florida, USA [Edit Dates]

Louis D. Jones was born near Vinton, Ohio in the year 1864. He took up railroading in his early life, advancing rapidly and became chief dispatcher of The Big Four in Ohio. In this capacity he came to Sanford Florida in the year 1901. Look abroad he saw a great future for citrus growing, invested in citrus property, and after becoming a grower learned from experience some of the difficulties in marketing the fruit. He became a dominating figure in organizing the Florida Fruit Exchange, and for a few years he was manager of the Orange County Sub- Exchange. His marked ability here caused him to be selected as general manager of the Florida Citrus Exchange, which position he held from 1913 to 1916.
Returning to his grove at Winter Haven after retiring from the management of the Exchange, he made his influence felt in all that made for the development and advancement of his community. He lived to spend and be spent for the good of others.
He was a man of enthusiasm, which was revealed through all his activities, railroading, lodge, club, and citrus industry. This element never waned, but rather advanced with age. He died at Winter Garden, March 14, 1922.
Source: Florida State Horticultural Society Quarterly 1922: Vol. XXXV
page 180


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  • Created by: Laura Goodman
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100000383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis D. Jones (20 Jun 1864–14 Mar 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100000383, citing Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Orange County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Laura Goodman (contributor 47821434) .