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Samuel Thomas Jones

S.T. Jones
Full Name: Samuel Thomas "Sam" Jones
Birth date: March 14, 1864
Death date: March 28, 1929

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Samuel Thomas Jones, birth date 3/14/1864 in New London, Ralls County, Missouri; death date 3/28/1929 in McClain County, Oklahoma. Bennett Family Tree.
    Sam T. Jones appointed postmaster at Hondo, Medina County, 11/22/1895. U.S., Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1880 - Samuel T. Jones, Grayson County, age 16, born circa 1864 in Missouri, farm hand, son of M.J. and Emma B. Jones.
    Census of 1920 - S.T. Jones, Dallas, Dallas County, age 56, born circa 1864 in Missouri, newspaper editor, living in household of brother J.C. Jones. FamilySearch . 1880 1920
  • Samuel Thomas Jones, birth date 3/14/1864 in New London, Ralls County, Missouri; death date 3/28/1929, McClain County, Oklahoma; burial in Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • Sam T. Jones, Sulphur Springs Enterprise, elected to membership in the Texas Press Association in 1884, present at convention in 1888; Sam T. Jones, Uvalde News, present at convention in 1892 and read a paper, elected to executive committee, 1892. Baillio, Ferdinand B. History of the Texas Press Association, from Its Organization in Houston in 1880 to Its Annual Convention in San Antonio in 1913. Dallas, Texas: Southwestern Printing Co., 1916, pp. 118-119, 125, 151, 153, 156. Google Books .
  • "Our young friend, Sam T. Jones . . . is now doing the editorial grinding on the Hondo Herald, after living through the recently closed session of the 53d congress at Washington." The Purcell Register (Purcell, Oklahoma), 5/3/1895, p. 5. Newspapers.com .
  • "Sam T. Jones, editor of the Hondo Herald, has been nominated for the legislature and is receiving the congratulations of his brethren of the press." "Texas Newspapers," The Houston Daily Post, 7/26/1896, p. 6.
    "Sam T. Jones of Hondo is another journalist who has recently broke into the legislature. He has 'been to Congress' as the private secretary to his congressman and is onto all kinds of legislative work." The Houston Daily Post, 5/18/1897, p. 4. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . May 18, 1897 July 26, 1896
  • "Sam T. Jones, formerly editor of the Gazette, now of Dallas, spent several days in the city the past week." Sulphur Springs Gazette, 1/26/1912, p. 3, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Brief biographical sketch, Sam T. Jones, p. 148. Born 3/14/1864 in Ralls County, Missouri; editor of Hondo Herald. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Death notice, Sam T. Jones, "Services Are Held for Newspaperman," Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), 3/30/1929, p. 1, crediting Oklahoma Historical Society. The Gateway to Oklahoma History .

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