CHARLES BOOTH JONES GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Ottawa Herald, Thursday, April 26, 1917
Died: April 26, 1917
C. B. Jones, over 85 years old and a resident of this county for forty-eight years, died at 4 o’clock this morning at his home, 514 Maple street, after being paralyzed for fifteen months. His condition had been growing worse in the last few months.
Charles Booth Jones was born September 22, 1831, in Ohio. During the Civil war, he was a captain in Company B, Twenty-fifth Ohio regiment. Coming to this county in 1869 from Ohio, he engaged in the mercantile business and later moved to a farm southeast of Ottawa. A few years later the family moved to this city again and Mr. Jones conducted a shoe store. A leather concern was then established in Colorado and the Jones Leather company was organized. Sons are active in this business now. The deceased was very well known. He was a member of the George H. Thomas post of the G. A. R.
Mr. Jones was married March 26, 1867, to Matilda Ann Manning at Woodsfield, O. The widow, four sons, E. A. Jones of Pueblo, C. M., S. P., and C. L. of Kansas City and a daughter, Mrs. L. M. Harper of Kansas City survive. C. M. and S. P. Jones and Mrs. Harper and her son Barton, are here now. The others will arrive later.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the home. Dr. W. A. Powell of the Federated church and Rev. B. F. Pugh, chaplain of the George H. Thomas post of the G. A. R. will have charge. Burial will be in Highland cemetery where the G. A. R. service will be held. Civil war veterans will be the honorary pallbearers.