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William Harley Jones papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS803f

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


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1999

Description Control

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.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305