Memorable Manitobans: David Wesley Jones (1863-1950)
Farmer, agricultural implements dealer.
Born at Omemee, Ontario on 14 May 1863, he came to Manitoba with his parents in 1882. During the 1885 North West Rebellion, he served in the 95th Battalion. Following this he worked for two years on railway construction in Dakota and Montana territories. On 12 February 1890, he married Barbara Jane Lowe. They eventually had three sons: Stanley Neville Kennedy Jones, Leslie Osborne Wallace Jones (b 1896), and Melville Herschel Jones (b 1899). He farmed near Roland for seven years, later moving to Roland where he operated a farm implements business for 20 years. He was a member of the Masons, IOF, Loyal Orange Lodge, Roland Band, and Rosedale United Church. He retired to Winnipeg in 1917, where he died on 28 August 1950 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth registrations (Jones children), Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Roland pioneer dies aged 87,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1950, page 32.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1950, page 22.
“David Wesley Jones,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1950, page 30.
We thank Sarah Jones for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 July 2015
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