Male, born 1872-07-26, died 1915-03-22

Associated with the firms network

Galbraith and Jones, Architects; Jones, Alfred, Architect

Professional History


Apprentice, W.W. Boyington and Company, Architects, Chicago, IL, c. 1888-1894.

Draftsman, Albert Held, Architect, Spokane, WA, 1900-1901.

Partner, [I.J.] Galbraith and Jones, Architect, Spokane, WA, 1903. This firm leased offices #426-427 in the Hyde Building in 1903. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Spokane City Directory, 1903, p. 436.)

Principal, Alfred Jones, Architect, Spokane, WA, 1904. Jones had an office in Room #417 Peyton Building in 1904. (See R.L. Polk and Company’s Spokane City Directory, 1904, p. 389.) He moved his Spokane office to Room #612 of the Fernwell Building in 1905.



Born in Chicago to a successful brick factory owner and his wife, Alfred D. Jones lived on Laughton Street in that city as per the 1880 US Census. The household, according to the census, included his parents, Alfred, and a boarder, an English-born stone mason named George Savage (born c. 1823). (See, Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 189; Page: 539A; Enumeration District: 059, accessed 10/14/2020.) Alfred remained in Chicago through the 1890s, relocating to Spokane in the autumn of 1899.

The following year, Jones lived with his wife and son at 1019 5th Avenue. His neighbor at 1027 5th was a painter and building contractor, Quinn Doane, (born c. 10/1858 in OR). The Joneses continued living at this address in 1901. (See R.L. Polk and Company’s Spokane City Directory, 1901, p. 456.) In 1903, the architect made his home at 501 5th Avenue. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Spokane, Washington, City Directory, 1903, p. 560.) He and his family had a dwelling at 1225 2nd Avenue in Spokane in 1904. (See R.L. Polk and Company’s Spokane City Directory, 1904, p. 389.)Jones moved again in 1905, to East 1107 Dalton Avenue in Spokane, (See R.L. Polk and Company’s Spokane City Directory, 1905, p. 430.)

By 1910, he lived at 238 14th Avenue in Spokane, WA, with his wife, two sons, mother-in-law, Sarah Ashfield, sister-in-law, Helen Ashfield, and brother-in-law, Charles J. Ashfield. (See, Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Spokane Ward 1, Spokane, Washington; Roll: T624_1670; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0156; FHL microfilm: 1375683, accessed 10/14/2020.)

By 1911, Jones had contracted tuberculosis and moved to Hermosillo, Mexico, on 01/07/1911 to recover his health, according to a US Bureau of Citizenship document of 02/24/1911. To benefit his recovery, he relocated to live in a hot dry climate. It appears that his wife, Lillian, remained in Spokane, living at 238 East 13th Avenue in 1911. (See, Source Information: U.S., Consular Registration Certificates, 1907-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013, accessed 10/14/2020.)

He did not stay in Hermosillo long. By 1913, he had moved to AZ, and, two years after that to San Diego, CA, where he lived at 4040 Alabama Street according to the San Diego, California, City Directory, 1915, (p. 647.)

where he died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 03/22/1915, at the age of 42. His remains were cremated. (See, Source Citation: San Diego Genealogical Society; San Diego, California; California Burial Permits, Bradley & Woolman, accessed 10/14/2020.)


Both of Alfred D. Jones's parents were English. His father, David Abdie Jackson Jones, (born c. 06/1830 in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England-d. 09/19/1913 in Spokane, WA), owned a brick manufacturing concern in Chicago and married three times. He first wed Charlotte Fevers, (born 1831 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England), a household servant, on 08/13/1855 in the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Twickenham, Middlesex, England. The 1861 Census of England located Charlotte and David living in Alverstoke, Hampshire, England, where he worked as a brickmaker. They had three children by 1861, Frederick (born c. 1858 in Hampshire, England), Jane, (born c. 1860 in Hampshire, England) and Caroline, (born c. 1861 in Hampshire). (See, Source Citation: Class: RG 9; Piece: 646; Folio: 51; Page: 39; GSU roll: 542677, Source Information: 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005, accessed 10/14/2020.) The family likely immigrated to the US in 1863, aboard the screw steamer, S.S. Olympus, sailing between Liverpool and New York, arriving on 10/20/1863. (See, Source Citation: Year: 1863; Arrival: New York, New York, USA; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Line: 45; List Number: 1056, accessed 10/14/2020.)

David A.J. Jones was no longer married to Charlotte by 1870. In that year, the census recorded his wife to have been Margaret Pearson, (born c. 1835 in England), who maintained the household consisting of children Frederick, Jane and Ade Jones (born c. 1867 in IL). (No mention was made of Caroline Jones, who may have passed away.) Margaret was Alfred's mother. She and David wed on 07/05/1869 in Berrien, MI, but she, may have passed away early in Alfred's life. She was not listed as David's wife in the US Census of 1880.

By 1870, David had amassed a respectable savings, amounting to $2,000, far more wealth than that of neighbors in the working class Ward 7 of Chicago. Many neighbors were day laborers. Interestingly, one neighbor was William Jones, also a brick manufacturer, who also had a personal estate worth $2,000. His wife in 1870 was Charlotte Jones. It may have been that Charlotte left David for a relative, who was co-owner in the same brick-making company.(See Ancestry, com, Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Chicago Ward 7, Cook, Illinois; Roll: M593_202; Page: 163B; Family History Library Film: 545701, accessed 10/14/2020.)

After Margaret's death, David A.J. Jones married Eliza Savage, (born c. 12/1837 in England), probably the daughter of a house boarder in 1880, George Savage, a mason. They married on 02/18/1879 in Chicago, IL. She may have died c. 1899 in Spokane.

David resided with his eldest son, Frederick, in Spokane, in 1910. The US Census indicated that he was a widower. Frederick himself had a large family with eight children. David lived only three more years, dying in 1913. (See Ancestry, com, Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Spokane Ward 3, Spokane, Washington; Roll: T624_1670; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0176; FHL microfilm: 1375683, accessed 10/14/2020.)

Alfred's paternal grandfather, William Jones, worked as a cordwainer, a shoemaker who produces new shoes from leather. His paternal grandmother was Sarah Jones.


He wed Lillian V. Ashfield, (born c. 10/1875 in IL), in 11/06/1895 in Chicago, IL. (See, Source Information: Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 10/13/2020.)

Her father was of Irish descent, her mother, English-Canadian.


According to the 1910 US Census, Alfred and Lillian Jones had had four children, only two of whom--Alfred and Harold--survived in that year. One son, Alfred David Henry Jones, was born in Chicago, IL, on 09/29/1896. Harold was a decade younger, born in Spokane on 09/18/1906. ((See Ancestry, com, Source Citation: Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Births, 1891-1935, accessed 10/14/2020. Another record, a Mexican consular record of 1911, had Harold's birthdate 09/20/1906. See, Source Information: U.S., Consular Registration Certificates, 1907-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013, accessed 10/14/2020.)

In 1942, Alfred D.H. Jones lived in the Grand Hotel and worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers. (See, 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 10/13/2020.)

Biographical Notes

At least one source, the 1900 US Census, indicated that Jones had been born in 07/1871. A State of IL birth certificate indicated that his birthdate was 07/27/1872. (See Ancestry, com, Source Information: Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 10/14/2020.)

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 8746