Edward Van Winkle “Eddie” Jones

Birth
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death 15 Jul 1993 (aged 89)
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 168040189 · View Source
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The Tampa Tribune - Tampa, Florida - Saturday, July 17, 1993
E.V.W. "EDDIE" JONES
E.V.W. "EDDIE" JONES, a longtime Associated Press newsman who wrote stories on subjects ranging from World War II to the Bermuda Triangle, died Thursday in Tallahassee. He was 89.
The Atlanta native joined the AP in 1931 in Baltimore and transferred to the AP in Florida. He worked in the Miami bureau and also in Jacksonville and Tampa.
He covered the 1942 trial in the Bahamas of Alfred Demarigny on charges of murdering Canadian gold mine millionaire Harry Oakes and in 1944 went to London to help cover World War II.
In Miami after the war, Jones covered organized crime hearings and was one of the first to write about disappearances in the area dubbed the "Bermuda Triangle."


St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Florida - Saturday, July 17, 1993
E. V. W. ""EDDIE'' JONES
E. V. W. ""EDDIE'' JONES, 89, a longtime Associated Press reporter who wrote stories on subjects ranging from World War II to the Bermuda Triangle, died Thursday in Tallahassee of pneumonia. He was aboard one of the first hurricane hunter aircraft to fly into the eye of a storm. After leaving the AP in 1955, he worked for Pan American World Airways, the Miami Herald and two U.S. senators from Florida, Spessard Holland and George Smathers.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 168040189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Van Winkle “Eddie” Jones (1 Aug 1903–15 Jul 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168040189, ; Maintained by Ken Stubbs (contributor 47299839) Unknown.