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1873 J.E. or Jonathan E. Jones Dry Goods Card, Providence Rhode Island


Printed text on this 1870's antique advertising litho card reads:
J.E. Jones Dry Goods
22, 24 & 26 Arcade, Providence, Rhode Island
Also in small letters along bottom left edge:
Copyrighted by Wemple & Ardnheim, N.Y. 1873
Note: In America, the term "Dry Goods" refers to drapery, haberdashery, textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and notions, and not hardware or groceries. There is some yellowing on reverse and mild corner age wear, but overall the condition of this piece is clean and bright and original, an early lithograph. 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
JE Jones: Jonathan Edwards Jones 1842-1887, Welsh, born in Wales, died age 45 in Providence. He is buried at North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. (may be Jonathan Edward Jones)
Wife: Susan Bogman Jones, born about 1849 in Rhode Island to Benjamin Bogman 1817–1878 born and died in Providence, Rhode island and Eliza Leman Bogman or Eliza Leeman Bogman 1820-1894, also born and died in Rhode Island.

Their Son: Benjamin Laurens Jones, born 1874 in Rhode Island, also seen as Benjamin Laurence Jones and Benjamin Lawrence Jones. His correct middle name is Laurens, which is a family name in the Bogman line. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Susan Bogman in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 21
Birth Year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Home in 1870: Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
Occupation: At Home
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Bogman 57
Eliza Bogman 50
Susan Bogman 21

Marriage Record of Jonathan Jones and Susan Forsyth Bogman
Name Jonathan Jones
Event Date 11 Jun 1872, marriage
Event Place Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age 30
Birth Year (Estimated) 1842
Father's Name, John W. Jones (Wales) also seen as John M. Jones
Mother's Name, Elizabeth Jones (Wales)
Spouse's Name, Susan Forsyth Bogman Jones (also seen as Forsythe)
Spouse's Age, 23
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1849
Spouse's Father's Name, Benjamin Bogman
Spouse's Mother's Name, Eliza Bogman

Both she & Jonathan living with her parents in 1875 with infant son:
Susan B Jones in the Rhode Island, State Censuses, 1865-1935
Name: Susan B Jones (Susan B Bogman)
Birth Date: abt 1848
Birth Place: Providence
Age: 27
Marital Status: Married
Relationship: Daughter
Enumeration Year: 1875
Township: Providence Ward 9
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Bogman 58 her father
Eliza Bogman 55 her mother 
Alex Emerson 21
Lillie E Potter 18
John Jones 33 her husband
Susan B Jones 27 herself
Benjamin L Jones 1, their infant son Benjamin Laurens Jones born 1874.

J.E. Jones in United States Census, 1880
Name: J E Jones (Jonathan E. Jones)
Event Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Age: 37
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Dry Goods Dealer
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1843
Birthplace: Wales
Father's Birthplace: Wales
Mother's Birthplace: Wales
Household, Age, Birthplace:
J.E. Jones Self M 37 Wales
Susan B Jones Wife F 31 Rhode Island,
Benjamin Jones Son M, 6, Rhode Island
Maria Claxton F, 36, Servant, Mulatto, born in Canada
(Maria Clayton, born in Nova Scotia, mentioned in Susan's Will)

Jonathan Edwards Jones Rhode Island Deaths and Burials
Name: Jonathan Edwards Jones
Death Date 02 Mar 1887
Death Place Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age 45
Birth Date 1842
Father's Name: John M. Jones (also seen as John W. Jones)
Mother's Name: Elizabeth E. Jones

Jonathan E. Jones mentioned in the death record of Susan Forsythe Jones
Name: Jonathan E. Jones
Wife: Susan Forsythe Jones (Susan F. Bogman Jones)
Death Date, 15 Apr 1889
Death Place, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age, 40
Birth Date, 1849
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Jonathan E. Jones
Father's Name, Benjamin Bogman
Mother's Name, Eliza Bogman

Publication Title: Providence, Rhode Island City Directory 1887
Jonathan E Jones in the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Late Jonathan E. Jones, estate of 20-26 Arcade
Death Date: 2 Mar 1887
From: A Genealogy of the Bogman family 1767-1890 by Emily Wilder Leavitt, editor; and Moses Conant Warren, 1817-1890, Publication date 1890: 
"Susan's Father: Benjamin Bogman, the oldest son of Jacob Bogman and Mary Wilcox Bogman, married Eliza Leeman Bogman, Oct. 6, 1842.
Their children were:
1. Charles H. Bogman born June 24, 1843.
2. Ellen Eliza Bogman Born May 27, 1846.
3. Susan Forsythe Bogman born Sept. 15, 1848.
Note: Charles H. Bogman, the oldest son of Benjamin and Eliza Leeman Bogman, married Emma Khoda England, of Deavertown, Ohio, June 27, 1877, at Winnemucca, Nevada.
Their Children were:
1. Charles Laurens Bogman, born at Winnemucca, Oct. 16; died Oct. 19, 1879.
2. Alice Marcta Bogman born at Corinne, Utah, June 2, 1881.
3. Ethel Sweet Bogman born at Zanesville, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1882.
4. Boone Scudder England Bogman born at Zanesville, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1886.
5. Mary Scudder Bogman, born at Zanesville, Ohio, Dec. 4; died Dec. 7, 1888.
6. Charles Goss Bogman born Feb. 6, 1890.

Dr. Charles H. Bogman was a pupil in the public schools of Providence, R.I., a private school in Bristol, R.I., and in Barre Academy, Barre, Vermont; was graduated with medical degree, by Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; enlisted in the United States service during the late Civil War, in Company D, 1st RI, First Regiment Rhode Island Detached Militia, April 19, 1861; was wounded in the left hip at the first battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. He was in batteries G and E, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, Dec. 2, 1861; was wounded in the left arm at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1864. After the war, he became surgeon to the Union Pacific Company during its building, in 1868 and 1869. He was resident physician of Philadelphia Hospital in 1870; surgeon-general of the State of Nevada, with rank of colonel on the staff 1 of the commander-in-chief, Gov. J.H. Kinkead, 1879, 1880, 1881; attending surgeon in Dexter Asylum, Providence, R.I., 1871, 1872.

Ellen Eliza Bogman Wilbur, the second child of Benjamin and Eliza Leeman) Bogman, married Charles D. Wilbur, March 28, 1867. Susan Forsythe Bogman Jones, the third child of Benjamin and Eliza Leeman Bogman, married Jonathan C. Jones, June 11, 1872; died April 15, 1889."

Note on her father: We found 2 Benjamin Bogmans listed in the 1844 Providence Directory. Her father Benjamin was born in 1816 and would have been 28 years old at this time:
1. Benjamin Bogman: Richmond St, Carpenter & Lumber Surveyor
2. Benjamin Bogman: works for (B. & Tripp) exchange oyster house, 81 Weybosset Street. (was this possibly Bogman & Tripp?)

This beautiful original vintage Victorian advertising trade card was made to advertise the Jonathan E. Jones or John E. Jones Dry Goods Store in Providence, Rhode Island. John was born in Wales, and came to America presumably for a better life. Sadly, he died at age of 45 in Rhode island in 1887. Susan died 2 years later and her will and testament can be found in public records. She left their 15 year old son Benjamin's care to her sister Ellen Wilbur above. Her name is listed as Susan Forsyth Jones in her last will, although it is seen as Forsythe elsewhere. It is assumed she may have been ill and known she was going to died. She was 40 years old at her death.

Their son, Benjamin Laurens Jones applied for a passport in 1892. He was listed as a copper miner in the 1910 census in Pinal, Gila County, Arizona records, unmarried. In 1917-18 he enlisted in WWI. He is also listed as having been born in both Rhode Island and Pittsfield, Massachusetts in some records, which are both entirely feasible, as Jonathan and Susan moved from Pittsfield to Rhode Island at the time of his birth. In the 1940 census he works in a copper mine, and is listed as married, although his 1953 Salt Lake City Death certificate states that he "never married." He was listed as a manager of  the Utah Copper Club on his death certificate. He died at age 79.

Jones is one of the most prominent surnames in Wales. JE Jones can be found in Rhode Island Directories in business from about 1875-1887, until his death. Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here. Jonathan and Susan are buried together at the North Burial Ground in Providence, Providence County Rhode Island.

Size 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy         Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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