John Codman “Fat Jack” Jones

Birth
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 15 Dec 1920 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 78624576 · View Source
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Los Angeles Times – December 18, 1920:

MAN OF EARLY WEST DIES

With the death Wednesday of John C. Jones, familiarly known to hundreds of Amercans as "Flapjack,"(sic) due to the fact that he was more than six feet four inches tall and weighed only 100 pounds, there passed one of the early West's most romantic figures.

"Flapjack" Jones, a native of Maine, rose to fame as a free-lance stage driver of Butte, Mont. When he was only sixteen years of age he joined the northern army and fought through the Civil War. At the close of the war he drove to Montana and settled at Butte, earning his living by driving a stage coach. It is said that whenever a person of national prominence visited Butte, it was "Flapjack" Jones who had the honor of driving him from the railway station to the hotel, and back again.

There he continued to live until eight months ago, when he removed to the Soldiers' Home at Sawtelle. W. A. Clark, Jr., who takes an active interest in the welfare of Montana veterans, made room for him at his home about three weeks ago. It was at the Clark residence that "Flapjack" died Wednesday, at the age of 75 years.

Funeral services for Mr. Jones will be held at the Garrett & Co. parlors at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Don Lynch
  • Added: 17 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78624576
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Codman “Fat Jack” Jones (Mar 1844–15 Dec 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78624576, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Don Lynch (contributor 47271760) .