William Harley Jones papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains a document about William Harley Jones's history of injuries, his international vaccination certificate, and his United States passport. Materials also include several newspaper clippings about his death, two postcards, and a telegram from the United States consul in Nicaragua granting Jones the right to repatriation and hospitalization in Florida.
- 1918-1970, undated
- Jones, William Harley (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
William Harley Jones (1896-1970) was born in Lulaton, Georgia, to Benjamin Franklin Jones (1859-1944) and Emma Melissa Herrin (1866-1931). In 1918, he entered military service and received training at Camp Gordon (DeKalb County, Ga.), Camp Hancock (Augusta, Ga.), and Camp Merritt (Bergen County, N.J.). After completing training, the United States Army send him to Europe on the Mauretania, a British ship. He remained in Europe until 1919 when he was transferred to Company H of the 41st Infantry Division. Soon after, he was discharged and returned to the United States. In 1926, he married Cecile Mitchum (1907-1991). They had one daughter, Mary Elizabeth. In 1953, Jones moved from Panama City, Florida, to Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, where he lived until shortly before his death.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- William Harley Jones papers
- Meredith Jones
- June 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.