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Bakersfield Californian, Friday, February 2, 1962

Jacks, J. Willard - Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary for J. Willard Jacks, 86, of 300 1/2 I Street who died January 31 at home. The Reverend D. W. McElroy of the First Christian Church will officiate, Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The deceased was a native of Ironton, Ohio and had lived in Bakersfield the past 43 years and in California since 1912. He was a retired plumbing contractor. He was a member of the First Christian Church ad belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Lawton, Okla. Surviving are his widow Lottie Jacks of the home address; two sons, W. G. Jacks, M.D. of Bakersfield and L. D. Jacks of La Jolla; one daughter, Mrs. Vesta Lou Clevenger of Long Beach; 4 grandchildren, John Boss of Modesto, Sandra and Beverly Jacks of La Jolla and Richard Lu Allen of Norwalk; and 2 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Earl Bazzell, Frank Chamberlin, Robert Rude, Forrest Reed, Allan Watts and Frank Peirson.

JACKS, Lottie

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, June 14, 1976

Jacks, Lottie Lee - Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, in Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary chapel for Lottie Lee Jacks, 90, 1932 Jessie Street, who died June 13. the Rev John Evans of the First Christian Church will officiate with interment following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. the deceased, a native of Waxahachie, Texas had lived in Bakersfield 64 years. She was a member of the original Kern Chapter of Order Eastern Star and was one of the oldest members of the First Christian Church. Her husband J. Willard Jacks died in 1962. survivors include two sons, Dr. W. G. Jacks of Shafter and L. D. Jacks of La Jolla; a daughter, Mrs. Vesta Lou Clevenger of Long Beach; three grandchildren; a step-grandson; 4 great grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be John Boss, Bill Luallen, Ray Stinson and Ben Stinson.

JACKSON, Catherine

Bakersfield Californian, Jan. 8, 1930
Will Conduct Funeral Thursday for Prominent Kern Woman

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Jackson, one of California's oldest pioneer women and resident for more that a quarter of a century in Kern County, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the chapel of the Hopson Mortuary. The Rev. A. S. Donat will preside.
Mrs. Jackson came to California in 1861 sailing around the horn of South America, and as a bride she took up her home in El Dorado County. Mrs. Jackson knew and entertained in her home many times John Marshall, the discoverer of gold in California. Other noted personages Mrs. Jackson knew as friends in the El Dorado Mining Camp were Mark Twain and Edwin Markham, American poet.
Mrs. Jackson was one of the few persons who had memories of seeing Lincoln in New York in 1861 when he was on his way to the nation's capital for the inauguration ceremony, and she also saw King Edward of England as the Prince of Wales when he paid his first visit to America in the 1850's. Mrs. Jackson accompanied by her daughter Mrs. C. A. Hare, paid a visit to El Dorado County last spring visiting the scenes of her early life. Mrs. Jackson was an honorary life member of the Bakersfield Women's Club, and honor bestowed on few of its member's and only for distinguished club service. The pioneer woman was held in high esteem and affection by all those who knew her. Pallbearers at the funeral will be the following grandsons: Harry West, Bert Korf, Walter Buhn, Calhoun Collins, Albert West and James Parker.

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Jan. 9, 1930

Hold Funeral Rites for Pioneer Matron

Last rites were conducted this afternoon at Hopson Mortuary for Mrs. Catherine Jackson, pioneer California woman and long-time Bakersfield resident who died here Tuesday morning at her home, 1518 Palm Drive.
Mrs. Jackson lived in this state for almost 7 decades and in Bakersfield for more than 30 years. She was widely known as an active club worker in Women's organizations. At the services, Rev. A. S. Donat officiated. Interment was in Union Cemetery with arrangements in charge of Hopson Mortuary.


Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel for Ronnie Earl Jenkins, 37,who passed away March 8 in Bakersfield. The Rev. Richard Temple of Plaza Christian Church will officiate. Ronnie was born October 4, 1948 in, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was employed by Vons Grocery Store for 19 years. Survivors include his wife, Patsy; two daughters, Michelle and Lori; brother, Larry Jenkins; father and mother, Elmer and Anna Jenkins; nephew, Richard Jenkins; two nieces, Melissa and Adrienne Jenkins - all of Bakersfield. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 12 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Interment will be in Parkview Lawn, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.


DOB: 01/25/1905 M CALIFORNIA
Mother: PYLE
DOD: 11/01/1967 62 yrs KERN
SS# 548-01-6681

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Nov. 3, 1967

Johndrow, Louis Frank - Services will be conducted in the Memorial Chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary, Saturday at 11 a.m. for Louis F. Johndrow, 62, who died Nov. 1 in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. Louis Fabrizius of the Lutheran Church Redeemer will officiate at the services and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Johndrow was a native of California and had resided in Kern County all of his life. He was a public accountant and was last employed by Hartman Concrete Co. for 19 years. Previously, he had been the manager of the Golden Crust Bakery for 8 years. Raised in Panama school district, he was graduated from Bakersfield High School and was a past member of Kiwanis, Stockdale Country club, Bakersfield Stamp Club and the Society of Philatelic Americans. He is survived by his widow Violet L. of 2722 Sunset Ave.

JONES, Benjamin

DOB: 11/19/1873 M CALIFORNIA
Mother; SEELY
Father: JONES
DOD: 02/04/1955 81 years. KERN

Bakersfield Californian Saturday, February 5, 1955
Benjamin Franklin Jones, 81, died Friday at the home of his daughter at 304 Van Buran St., Taft; funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in Erickson-Brown Funeral Home with interment following in West Side Cemetery.

Bakersfield Californian Monday Friday 7, 1955
Jones, Benjamin Franklin - Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the Chapel of Erickson Brown Funeral Home, Taft for Benjamin Franklin Jones, 81, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Doris Herboldsheimer, 304 Buchanan St., Taft, February 4. The Rev. Rosa McGinnis, pastor of the Church of Christ officiated. Burial was in the West Side Cemetery. Jones was born in Yolo County November 11, 1873. He is survived by two sons, Frank and John of Los Angeles; seven daughters, Mrs. Irene Bortz, Portland; Mrs. Marian MacAuley, North Sacramento; Mrs. Lee Brown, Avenal; Mrs. Alma Evans, Stockton; Mrs. Yvonne Sully, San Francisco; Mrs. Peggy Belzar, Oakland; & Mrs. Marie Plott, Oakland; 34 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and other relatives.


Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986
JONES, EDNA MAE - Funeral services will be held today at 1p.m. in Hillcrest Mortuary for Edna Mae Jones, 65, who died March 10 at a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. E.F. "Bud" Frye will officiate at the services. Mrs. Jones was born December 31,1920 in Scio, Oregon, and was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband, Cleaburn Jones of Oklahoma; three daughters, Darlene Dugger of Taft, Esther Lukins and Vida Jones both of Bakersfield; two sons, Bill Harrison and Edward Pierce both of Taft; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; mother, Grace Smith of Apache Junction, Arizona and sister, Virginia McConnick of Upland. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.

JONES, Hortwell

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, May 9, 1986

Jones, Hortwell Pa-Pa  An hour of meditation will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Rucker's Chapel for Hortwell Jones, 94, of 644 Melba Lane, who expired May 4 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Cain Memorial A.M.E. Church, 630 California Ave., with the Pastor Rev. Carolyn E. Tyler officiating. Interment will follow in Veterans Section, Union Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at graveside by American Legion Post #808, V.F.W. Post #3741 and Masonic rites will be conducted by San Joaquin Lodge #11 F&AM. Mr. Jones was a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. He had lived in Bakersfield for the past 36 years. He was a member of Cain Memorial A.M.E. Church, a veteran of World War I and a member of San Joaquin Masonic Lodge #11 F&AM. His survivors include a son, Edward Jones of Portland, Oregon; two daughters, Dolores Nolbert of Bakersfield and Erma Lee Alexander of New Iberia, LA; 25 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and many other relatives and friends.