Jones, John E. (John Edward), 1840-1896

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John E. Jones was Nevada's second foreign born governor, being born in Montgomeryshire, Wales on December 5, 1840. His family settled in Iowa in 1856 and Jones came west while working on the Union Pacific Railroad in 1865, finally settling in Eureka, Nevada in 1869. He worked in mining and agriculture until 1883 and served two terms as Surveyor-General of the State, before being elected governor. Governor Jones died in office April 10, 1896.

From the description of Executive Records 1895-1896 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84595589

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creatorOf Jones, John Edward, 1840-1896. Executive Records 1895-1896 Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
referencedIn Ruby Hill Tunnel and Mining Company (Eureka, Nev.). Ruby Hill Tunnel and Mining Company records, 1882-1901. Nevada State Historical Society
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associatedWith Curler, Benjamin corporateBody
associatedWith Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951 corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada Adjutnat General corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada Governor (1895-1896: Jones) corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners corporateBody
associatedWith Newlands, Francis G. 1848-1917 corporateBody
associatedWith Norcross, Frank Herbert corporateBody
associatedWith Ruby Hill Tunnel and Mining Company (Eureka, Nev.) corporateBody
associatedWith Strobridge, Idah Meachem, 1855-1932 corporateBody
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Birth 1840-12-05

Death 1896-04-10



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