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September 10, 2018 / Joanne Yeck

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

Sample calling card, Alice M. Jones. Courtesy L. D. Phaup.

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

The samples of calling cards L. D. Jones received from a New Jersey printer represented a variety of available images and type faces. The selected images did not necessarily match the personality or gender of the name of the Jones child printed on the card.

Two cards were found printed with daughter Alice’s name, one with a tropical scene and one with a noble stag.  The pansies that appeared on her brother Clinton’s card might have suited Alice better.

Alice Maud Jones was born on July 7, 1879 and, on June 29, 1904, married William Ferebee Horner (1877-1944) at New Store Presbyterian Church.

Courtesy Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity

In 1900, Alice was enumerated on the Federal Census enrolled at Virginia State Female Normal School (now Longwood University), in Farmville, Virginia.  While in school, Alice acted as Business Manager for the school’s publication The Normal Light and was a founder of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity on October 10, 1898.

Alice (called Maud) was elected the fraternity’s first president. She went on to teach school in Virginia and Halifax County, North Carolina.

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

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