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William J. Jones

1872 - 1946


William J. Jones, Tenth ward supervisor, died April 22, 1946, at his home, 1325 Western Avenue. Death was due to a heart attack. He had been up and about and active until the last and the night before his death had attended a meeting of Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias.  Death struck him suddenly and unexpectedly.


Mr. Jones was born in Watertown Feb. 9, 1872, a son of the late Charles Jones and Sarah Lycett Jones. His entire life was spent in Watertown. For over 30 years he worked in the Watertown gas plant, retiring in 1932. At that time he held the position of plant superintendent.


He married Miss Bertha Zautner on June 27, 1907. She survives, as does a daughter and son, Evelyn, and Charles A. Jones, this city. One daughter died in infancy. There is one grandchild, and one brother, Eugene M Jones, Rockford, Ill.


Mr. Jones was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He also held memberships in Watertown Lodge No. 49, F. & M., the Plattdeutscher Verein, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, K of P., and the Turner society. He was also a member of the Watertown chapter, EMBA, and was for years a member of the Lebanon Band. He had also been a member of the old Cavalry Band here until it left for camp just prior to World War II.


Mr. Jones had served on the Jefferson County board of supervisors many years and was also a member of the board of review in Watertown.


He was a man who had many interests, among them the early history of Watertown. He kept collection of data about Watertown events and early history of the community and was interested in anything historical pertaining to Watertown and Jefferson County.


The funeral was held from the Schmutzler Funeral Home with services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. The Rev. William P. Chamberlain, rector of St. Paul's Church, conducted the funeral. There were Masonic services at the grave.




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