W. Clark Jones
After only a few hours of illness, W. Clark Jones died at his home in Farnam last Thursday night. He had been in his usual health and had spent part of the afternoon at his farm southwest of town.
Wells Clark Jones, son of Jonathon R. and Mary Craig Jones, was born at Washington C H, Ohio on the 14th day of January 1860 and departed this life at Farnam on March 11, 1943 at 11 o’clock p.m. being at the time of his death 83 years, one month and 25 days of age.
While he was still a small child his parents moved to Marion county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. A large part of his active business life was spent in the lumber business, first when he held a position at Minden, Nebraska, next in twelve years spent in the lumber mills at Waldo, Arkansas, and finally in operating a lumber yard of his own in Farnam. After disposing of this yard he was associated with the Farnam Bank until the time of his retirement. While residing at Waldo, Ark., he was united in marriage to Miss Almina Carpenter of Knoxville, Iowa. To this union one son was born. His wife departed this life at Farnam in 1902, the next year after moving here.
For many years Mr. Jones was very active in the civic and religious life of the community. He was at various times a member of the town and the school board and served as superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School for 25 years.
He leaves surviving him his son, Wells C. Jones of North Platte, four brothers and sisters, Will Jones of Osborne, Kansas, Russell A. Jones of Farnam, Mrs. Clara Carpenter of Knoxville, Iowa, and Mrs. Eva McKee of DeQueen, Ark. Also one granddaughter, Miss Beatrice Glenn Jones of North Platte.
He held a high reputation in this community for honesty and uprightness and was a kind, generous and ever thoughtful father and brother who will greatly missed by his loved ones.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home, conducted by Rev. E.H. Tipton, and burial was in Farnam Cemetery beside his wife. The Chester Hugo mortuary had charge of the funeral.
The Farnam Echo, 3(26):4 Thursday, March 18, 1943.
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