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September 6, 2018 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Notables: The Jones Family of New Store, Part IV

Sample calling card, Plummer F. Jones. Courtesy L. D. Phaup.

Click here to catch up: Buckingham Notables: The Jones Family of New Store, Part I

When L. D. Jones ordered samples of calling cards for possible sale in his general store, he received a variety of images and scripts. Son Plummer F. Jones might or might not have chosen a tropical scene—complete with palm trees, river, and mountains—for his personal card.

Plummer Flippen Jones lived an impressively long life, dying on February 23, 1968 at the advanced age of ninety-two. His death was recorded in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia. The cause was reported as senility and natural causes. Despite the fact that he had long been ordained as a Presbyterian minister his occupation was given as “weather observer.” Plummer Jones also served as Superintendent of Schools and lived in Arvonia. The informant was his wife Lottie (Pitts) Jones. His parents were given as Louis D. Jones and Louisa Flippin.

Rev. Jones was buried in the Trinity Presbyterian Church cemetery at New Canton. The Smith Funeral home in Bremo Bluff, Fluvanna County, Virginia and funeral director, Leland W. Smith, were in charge of the burial.

Plummer F. Jones has previously appeared in several posts at Slate River Ramblings. To learn more, enter his name in the search box at the right and enjoy the results.

Coming next: Buckingham Notables: The Jones Family of New Store, Part V

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