Advent Calendar: Daniel Jones

Daniel Thomas Jones

Born 1882, Died 1964, aged 82
Lived in: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales; Vancouver, BC, Canada
Married: Eliza Anne Howells
Marjorie Grace Jones
Edwina Hannah Jones
Merle Tydfil Jones
Ivor Howell Jones

Daniel Jones was born to Benjamin and Hannah Jones in the town of Merthyr Tydfil in South Eastern Wales. He grew up on their farm, and when he came of age, he decided to spend some time abroad, so he and a small group of friends took a boat and went to Canada. They got about to the halfway mark between the East and West coasts, and realized if they continued going, they would have to stay for another year, so the friends flipped a coin. The West coast won out over returning home, and so they continued on. In Vancouver, BC, Daniel met a young woman known as Bessie, and in 1911, the two married, settling down in the area. Four children followed, and the two lived a long, happy life together, even returning to Wales a number of times before Daniel's death in 1964.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.