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 John Codman Jones

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John Codman 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

From Find A Grave contributor Vernon Gravely: According to the Glacier County Chief (Browning, Montana, Dec. 7, 1934, p. 3), his middle name was Cadman, not Codman.

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It has been argued that his name was "Fat Jack" because of his thinness, rather than "Flapjack" as stated in his obituaries.

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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," 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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From Find A Grave contributor Tea Leaf:

"FLAPJACK" JONES
DIES IN THE WEST

Famous Figure of the Early West
Was Seventy-Five Years Old.

Los Angeles, Dec. 18. -- Funeral arrangements were being made today for John C. "Flapjack" Jones, famous figure of the early west, who died yesterday, aged 75. He was called "Flapjack" because, while he was six feet, four inches tall, he weighed only 100 pounds.

He was born in Maine. When he was sixteen years old, he joined the Federal Army, and fought through the Civil War. Then, he went to Butte Montana, where, as a stage driver, he allied himself with the West.

Eight months ago, he entered the National Soldiers' Home at Sawtelle, near here. Three weeks ago, he was removed to the residence of W. A. Clark Jr., son of the former United States Senator from Montana, who takes an active interest in veterans from the state.

- The Quincy Daily Herald, Saturday, December 18, 1920; front page. (Quincy Illinois.)

From Find A Grave contributor Vernon Gravely: According to the Glacier County Chief (Browning, Montana, Dec. 7, 1934, p. 3), his middle name was Cadman, not Codman.

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It has been argued that his name was "Fat Jack" because of his thinness, rather than "Flapjack" as stated in his obituaries.

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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," 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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From Find A Grave contributor Tea Leaf:

"FLAPJACK" JONES
DIES IN THE WEST

Famous Figure of the Early West
Was Seventy-Five Years Old.

Los Angeles, Dec. 18. -- Funeral arrangements were being made today for John C. "Flapjack" Jones, famous figure of the early west, who died yesterday, aged 75. He was called "Flapjack" because, while he was six feet, four inches tall, he weighed only 100 pounds.

He was born in Maine. When he was sixteen years old, he joined the Federal Army, and fought through the Civil War. Then, he went to Butte Montana, where, as a stage driver, he allied himself with the West.

Eight months ago, he entered the National Soldiers' Home at Sawtelle, near here. Three weeks ago, he was removed to the residence of W. A. Clark Jr., son of the former United States Senator from Montana, who takes an active interest in veterans from the state.

- The Quincy Daily Herald, Saturday, December 18, 1920; front page. (Quincy Illinois.)


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  • Created by: Don Lynch
  • Added: 17 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 78624576
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78624576/john-codman-jones: accessed ), memorial page for John Codman Jones (Mar 1844–15 Dec 1920), Find a Grave Memorial ID 78624576, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Don Lynch (contributor 47271760).