Carlos Jones (Carlos Jones)

Carlos Jones

A successful and wealthy farm equipment manufacturer. Retiring from business in the early 1880’s, Jones invested in real estate and became mayor of Brooklyn, Ohio.  Jones purchased 52 acres and built a 160-acre dairy farm. He and his second wife, Mary Branch, opened their farm to 12 children to live and learn for a few weeks. Their idea of helping impoverished children through their farm gave way to a children’s home. Incorporated Nov. 5, 1886, The Jones School and Home for Friendless Children opened Dec 15, 1887 on 7 acres of land donated by Jones. (bio by: Joyce)  Family links:  Spouses:  Delia D Brainard Jones (1829 – 1853)*  Mary S Brainard Jones (1835 – 1898)*  Children:  John Marvin Jones (1852 – 1861)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • June, 18, 1827

Died

  • February, 02, 1897

Cemetery

  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Ohio
  • USA

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