Children of Arthur P. and Iowa (Koser) Jones, 1900s

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Five of the six children of Arthur P. and Iowa (Koser) Jones. They are all dressed formally, the girls in dresses and the boys in dress shirts. Manley wears a bowtie. The youngest child, M. Dean, is not pictured.

Front row, left to right: Edward Jones, Ruth (Jones) Evans, and Esther (Jones) Keppler.

Back row, left to right: Adelaide (Jones) Parsons and Manley Paul Jones (Lovetinsky et al., p. 108).

Adelaide (Jones) Parsons was born in Iowa City on February 21, 1894 and worked as a nurse after graduating from the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Adelaide married William Parsons, and they had one daughter: Marjorie (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 107).

Manley P. Jones was born January 23, 1896, on a farm south of Coralville. He married Myra E. Hornung, and the couple had one son: Robert. Manley worked for the Water Company in Iowa City (Lovetinsky et al., p. 107).

Esther (Jones) Keppler was born on January 31, 1898. She married Grant Keppler, who was a partner in the firm Fieseler and Keppler in Iowa City for thirty years, Esther taught in the Coralville School on Fifth Street in 1917 and 1918; after 1924, she served as the Coralville School Board Secretary for over twenty years. Esther and Grant had one daughter: Dorothy (Lovetinsky et al, p. 107-108).

Edward Jones was born in the early 1900s on a farm south of Coralville. In 1906, he moved to Coralville with his family. He married Alma Rose, and together they had one daughter: Doris. Edward passed away in 1938 (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 107).

Ruth (Jones) Evans was born in 1904 on the farm south of Coralville. She worked in Alden's Department Store. Husband Ray Evans was employed by Iowa City Press-Citizen, and later by Dean Jones, Inc. The couple had two sons: Jack and Dean (Lovetinsky et al., p. 107).

M. Dean Jones (unpictured) was born in Coralville in 1909. Dean was the owner and operator of the Quail Creek Golf Course in North Liberty. He and his first wife, Virginia Cone, adopted two sons: Charles and Jerry. Virginia died in late 1950, and Dean married his second wife, R. Ellen Thompson. They had one son: Micheal Dean (Lovetinsky et al., p. 107-108).


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Early 1900s


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