Francis William Jones

(1884 - 1918)

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Francis William Jones
1884 - 1918
Born
c. 1884
Death
April 5, 1918
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Francis William Jones was born c. 1884. He died on April 5, 1918 at 34 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Francis William Jones
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Martinsart British Cemetery I. B. 41. in France
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Service number: 653953
Rank: Private
Regiment: London Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/23rd Bn.
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Francis William Jones died on April 5, 1918 at 34 years old. He was buried in Martinsart British Cemetery I. B. 41., France. He was born c. 1884. We are unaware of information about Francis's surviving family.

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In 1884, in the year that Francis William Jones was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1897, when he was only 13 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1899, at the age of only 15 years old, Francis was alive when on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1900, when he was 16 years old, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1918, in the year of Francis William Jones's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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