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Jones, Frank W. 1895-1918


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/20/2010 at 03:27:23

Geo. Engelhardt received a message this morning (Monday) that his nephew, Frank Jones of Cresco, was killed in action.

~Postville Herald (Luana news column), February 7, 1919


Frank W. Jones, the fourth child of Willis and Augusta Jones, was born in Wagner township, Clayton county, Iowa, April 29, 1895.

Corporal Frank W. Jones, Co E, 39th Infantry of the Fourth Division, Regular, was killed in action on August 5, 1918 in the battle on the Vesta River at or near St. Theiabault which is near Fismes. He was buried on a farm about two miles south of St. Theiabault. Later his body was moved to a national cemetery in France. The body arrived in Cresco Friday morning and was taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Augusta Jones, in the first ward.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. E.D. Wells, under the auspices of the American Legion with military honors. The church was well filled with members of the Legion, the Auxillary and sympathizing friends. The choir sang three beautiful and appropriate hymns, and the sermon by Rev. Wells was very suitable to the occasion and appealing to the best that is in us.

On Tuesday morning the body was shipped to Monona for burial beside his father in the cemetery a few miles from that place. It was accompanied by his mother, sister, Mrs. Baade and brothers Floyd and Marvin and wife. The Lime Springs Post of the American Legion attended the funeral in a body.

~Lime Springs, Sun-Herald, September 11, 1921


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krambeer, Mrs. Geo. Krambeer and daughter Minnie, and the Geo. Engelhardt family attended the funeral of Frank Jones, an overseas soldier boy brought Tuesday for burial in the Gooding cemetery.

~Postville Herald (Luana news column), August 18, 1921
~note: the newspaper said burial was in Gooding cemetery, but the burial list for Wagner twp. cemetery shows that he, his father & mother are buried there.


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