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Richard Lloyd Jones, Sr
Birth: Apr. 14, 1873
Janesville
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1963
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Newspaper Editor, Owner. Jones studied at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of Chicago. He graduated from the Chicago Law School in 1897 though he only practiced law for a short time. In 1899 he took a job as reporter and editor for the Telegram in Stamford, Connecticut. He was an editorial writer for the Washington Times, an editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and writer and associate editor for Collier's Weekly. In 1905 he and his employer, Robert Collier, bought the Abraham Lincoln farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky. They organized the fund-raising campaign which brought about the creation of the Historic Site. Lloyd Jones and his father were appointed to the site's board of trustees, along with Mark Twain, William Jennings Bryan, and President William Taft. In 1911, wanting to run his own newspaper, Richard bought the Wisconsin State Journal. In 1919, he bought the Tulsa Democrat, renaming it the Tulsa Tribune, and moved his family to Tulsa. (bio by: Red) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jenkin Lloyd Jones (1843 - 1918)
  Susan Charlotte Barber Lloyd Jones (1832 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Georgiana Harrison Hayden Lloyd Jones (1875 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Lloyd Jones (1909 - 1982)*
  Jenkin Lloyd Jones (1911 - 2004)*
  Florence Lloyd Jones Barnett (1913 - 2004)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Lloyd Jones (1871 - 1945)*
  Richard Lloyd Jones (1873 - 1963)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Section 8A, Court 1
 
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Originally Created by: Red
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
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