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Charles Jesse Jones

  • Birth 31 Jan 1844 Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 1 Oct 1919 Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Zone C, Lot 137, Space 5
  • Memorial ID 9402152

Western Figure, Social Reformer. He was immortalized by author Zane Gray in his book "The Last of the Plainsmen", and is listed in the National Archives as one of the "preservers of the American bison". His colorful many-faceted career spanned several continents. Fearing the extinction of the buffalo, he made numerous adventure-filled treks into the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles where he captured 57 buffalo calves, returning them to his ranch here in Garden City Kansas. In 1901, he was appointed by his friend President Theodore Roosevelt as the first game warden of Yellowstone National Park. Colonel Jones, as he was called by his peers, was awarded a medal by Edward VII, King of England for his work with animals. His many ventures were further recognized by election to the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1959. On April 8, 1879, together with others "Buffalo" Jones helped found Garden City.

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  • Originally Created by: Wheezerdog
  • Added: 2 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9402152
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Jesse Jones (31 Jan 1844–1 Oct 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9402152, citing Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .