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Male, US, born 1892-08-12, died 1982-11-12

Associated with the firms network

Bebb and Gould, Architects; Bebb and Jones, Architects; Jones and Bindon, Architects; Jones, Ahlson and Thiry, Associated Architects; Jones, Ahlson, Thiry, Sproule and Sturtevant; Jones, Bouillon, Thiry and Sylliaasen, Architects; Sylliaasen, Bebb, Jones, and Bouillon, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, George S. Mills, Architect, Toledo, OH, 1909-1910.

Draftsman, Mills, Rhines, Bellman, and Nordhoff, Architects, Toledo, OH, 1912-1913.

Designer, Spier and Gehrke, Architects, Detroit, MI, 1916-1917.

Designer and Junior Partner [after 1926], Bebb and Gould, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1919-1939.

Partner, Bebb and Jones, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1940-1942, 1944-1947. In 1942, Jones listed his office address as being in Room #715 of the Hoge Building in Downtown Seattle. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives At St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 101, accessed 05/06/2022.)

John Paul Jones was the Consulting Architect for the University of Washington after World War II.

Education

College

Coursework, Denison University, Granville, OH, 1911-1913.

B.Arch., University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Philadelphia, PA, 1914-1916.

Personal

Relocation

Jones was born in Maumee, OH, about nine miles southwest of Toledo in the northwest part of the state. In 1900, John Paul lived with his parents at 307 West Washington Street in Frankfort, IN, where his father worked as a railroad trainmaster. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana; Roll: 364; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240364, accessed 05/06/2022.) A decade later, following Allen's death, Adda moved back to the Toledo area, where she and John Paul lived in Monclova Township. (Allen Jones, his father, had been born in Monclova.) John Paul Jones waa an only child, and he likely developed a close relationship with his mother. She would live with him and his family after his marriage. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Monclova, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T624_1207; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 1375220, accessed 05/06/2022.)

He and Faith lived at 5531 25th Avenue NE in 1926. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1926, p. 829.)

Between 1930 and 1948, at least, he resided in Hunts Point, WA. The Hunts Point area, referred to in the 1930 and 1940 US Censuses as "Boddy," was unincorporated land on the east side of King County, but it became incorporated in 1955. Both US Censuses indicated that he lived on WA State Route #1 in a house with his wife Faith, mother Adda, and daughters Barbara J. Jones and Margaret E. Jones. The 1930 US Census listed the house's approximate value as $10,000, about double the local average. Even in 1930, residents of Boddy had houses valued much higher than most other parts of King County. Hunts Point would later become a locus for very wealthy people by the end of the century. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Boddy, King, Washington; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0242; FHL microfilm: 2342223, accessed 05/06/2022, Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Boddy, King, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04343; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 17-25, accessed 05/06/2022 and Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016, accessed 05/06/2022.)

The architect died in King County, WA, and was buried in Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, WA.

Parents

His parents were Allen H. Jones (born 02/12/1868 in OH-d. 07/01/1902 in OH) and Adda B. "Addie" Decker(born 06/23/1867 in Maumee, OH-d. 02/11/1946 in Kirkland, WA). They married on 11/12/1890 in Lucas County, OH. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016., accessed 05/06/2022.)

Spouse

Jones married twice. He first wed Faith Elizabeth Bryant (born 01/02/1895 in Saint Paul, MN-d. 09/03/1967 in Seattle, WA) on 06/28/1919 in Lucas County, OH. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016, accessed 05/06/2022.)

Faith's parents were Forrest Eugene Bryant (born 08/15/1857 in Shaftsbury, VT-d. 09/06/1921 in Franklin County, OH) and Martha E. "Mattie" Cheney (born 06/18/1862-d. 03/13/1899 in Toledo, OH). They wed on 05/21/1914 in Allen County, IN, and had six children together, Faith being the second youngest. Her mother died at age thirty-six, when Faith was only four. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014., accessed 05/06/2022.) The 1900 US Census listed Forrest's occupation as "laborer." (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Danbury, Ottawa, Ohio; Roll: 1312; Page: 28; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1241312, accessed 05/06/2022.)

The year after her death, he wed Ellen Helsell Bringloe Jones (born 08/26/1894 in NE-d. 09/1979 in WA).

Children

He and Faith had two daughters: Barbara J. Jones and Margaret E. Jones.

Biographical Notes

His World War II draft registration card indicated that Jones was Caucasian with a light complexion, gray eyes and black hair. At age 49, he stood 6-feet tall and weighed approximately 185 pounds. A neighbor in Hunts Point, William Ruggles, a sales manager in the food products industry, was listed as a contact person who would always know where Jones was. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives At St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 101, accessed 05/06/2022.)

Jones traveled to Brazil in 1948, and stayed at the "Palace Hotel" while he stayed there. This may have been the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. He landed in the country on 05/15/1948. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016, accessed 05/06/2022.)



Associated Locations

  • Maumee, OH (Architect's Birth)
    Maumee, OH 43537

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