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Ashland Daily Independent, Ashland, KY
Obituary of Calvin Jones

September 8, 1941

Calvin Jones, War Veteran Dead At 100

Catlettsburg's Oldest Resident Succumbs Early Today; Was Nearing 101st Birthday

Special to the Independant

CATLETTSBURG, Sept. 8. Calvin Jones, 100-year-old Confederate veteran of Louisa Road, Catlettsburg, died at 4 o'clock this morning after an illness of the last 4 months. Death occurred at the residence.

The oldest resident of Catlettsburg and belived to be one of the oldest residents of Kentucky, Jones would have celebrated his 101st birthday had he lived until the sixteenth of next month. He was born October 16, 1840 in Wythe county, Va. the son of Lewis and Lucinda Paynter Jones. He came to Catlettsburg 40 years ago from Huntington, W. Va., and had resided here continuously since that time. He was a member of the United Baptist Church.

Jones entered the Confederate service as a youth of 22 in 1862 in Russell county, Va. He participated in several major battles and went through the entire engagement at Gettysburg without suffering injury.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Jones, 82 years of age, two sons Grover Jones of Red Jacket, W. Va., and Roscoe Jones of New Boston, O., a stepson, Roy Stapleton of Catlettsburg, a step-daughter, Mrs. Minnie Fillinger of Huntington, W. Va., 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the residence on Louisa Road Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial following in the old Catlettsburg cemetery. Rev. Allen Vaughan will officiate. The body will be removed from the Kilgore-Collier funeral home to the residence tomorrow.

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