Kenneth Duane Jones was born 30 September 1918 in Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas, United States of America to Ernest Ezra Jones (1884-1939) and Mabel Lillian Miller (1889-1962) and died 17 March 1985 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States of America of unspecified causes. He married Maxine Lee Gore (1921-1983) 12 July 1941 in Santa Monica neighborhoods, Los Angeles County, California, United States.
The story goes that Jesse Gore did not approve of his daughter marrying Kenneth since he was just a poor farmer boy. Kenneth went to California and got a job as a milkman to prove he could earn good money. Eventually Jesse gave in and let his daughter marry Kenneth. He served in World War II and later used the G.I. Bill to attend college and become a pharmacist. He enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing and hunting. At home his hobbies included carving and solder figurines. He used to melt large amounts of solder and them port into water and making things our of the shapes that came out. In 1974 he caught a Colorado state record striped bass at Sterling Reservoir. The fish was 9 3/4 pounds, 29 inches long and 19 inches in girth. He and his family lived in Colorado (Boulder, Thornton, Denver) until about 1980 when he and his wife retired to Arizona where two of their daughters lived. His wife passed away in 1983 and Kenneth moved into an retirement home only to move out and buy a mobile home. Early in 1985 his health started to deteriorate, passing away on March 17th.
- c1941 Milkman
- 1949-1953 Pharmacist Apprentice
- 1953-1980 Pharmacist
- Military Service:
- Date of Induction: 4-24-1942
- Military Occupations:
- Private - Basic Field Artillery 521 – 3 months
- Private First Class - Lineman T&T 238 – 12 months
- Mail Clerk 056 - Served in ETO as a postal clerk. Received, sorted and distributed all classes of mail. Insured and registered mail, issued and cashed postal money orders, was saving stamps and bonds - 27 months
- Battles & Campaigns: Normandy, Rhineland, North France
- Decorations & Citations: Awarded 3 bronze stars, good conduct medal
- Highest Grade Held: Tec 5
- Description: Blue Eyes, Brown Hair, 5'7" tall, 170 pounds.
- Date of Honorable Discharge: 11-14-1945
- Hobbies & Interests: Wood & Wax Carving, Soder Sculptures
|Offspring of Kenneth Duane Jones and Maxine Lee Gore (1921-1983)|
|Lauralee Jones (1943)||13 April 1943 St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, United States of America||7 June 2012 Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States of America||William Sylvester Sargent Jr. (1943)|
|Faith Elaine Jones (1946)||16 December 1946 St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, United States of America||William Lee Shade (1945)|
|Kathleen Kim Jones (1957)||1957||Larry William Aldridge (1956)|
- United States Federal Census:
- 1920 - Sheridan, Daviess Co., MO
- Earnest Jones, 35 IA/IA/IA, farmer
- Mabel Jones, 30 NE/IL/WV
- Helen Jones, 3 4/12 MO
- Kennith Jones, 1 3/12 KS
- 1930 - Elwood, Doniphan County, KS #154
- E Ernest Jones, 45 IA/MO/MO, $1200 rent, married at 27, fire knocker at GJ shop (hard to read), not a veteran
- Mable L Jones, 49 MO/IL/WV, married at 22
- Helen L Jones, 13 MO
- Kenneth D Jones, 11 KS
- A Dale Jones, 7 MO
- 1920 - Sheridan, Daviess Co., MO
- Social Security Death Index
- Birth Certificate of Kenneth Duane Jones (From the collection of William Allen Shade)
- Marriage Certificate of Kenneth Duane Jones & Maxine Lee Gore (From the collection of William Allen Shade)
- Certificate of Marriage; State of California; County of Los Angles; I hereby certify that on the 12th of July 1941 at Ocean Park in the county of Los Angeles, State of California, under authority of a licsense issued by L. E. Lampton, county clerk of said county, I, the undersigned, as a minister of the Methodist Church joined in marriage Kenneth Duane Jones and Maxine Lee Gore in the Presence of Orville Mitchell residing at 523 Raymond Ave Ocean Park, California and Mrs. Orville Mitchell residing at 523 Raymond Ave Ocean Park, California, who witnessed the ceremony. I further certify that the foregoing is a copy of the original certificate of marriage of thep partners therein named. Manford W Bennett.
- The witnesses were cousins of Kenneth.
- Colorado State Board of Pharmasists Registration Cards (From the collection of William Allen Shade)
- Certificate of Honorable Discharge from US Mility 11-14-1945 (From the collection of William Allen Shade)
- Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge (From the collection of William Allen Shade)
- Award of Disability Compensation or Pension 4-5-1946 (From the collection of William Allen Shade)
- Was living at 4800 W Ocotillo, Glendale, Arizona at the time of death.
- Immediate cause of death was congestive heart failure due to or as a consequence of severe left venticular dyster... and congestive cardiomyapathy.