Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rosa Clark

Female 1882 - 1989  (106 years)


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  • Name Rosa Clark 
    Born 20 Nov 1882  Herefordshire Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Rosa Jones 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-418346 
    Died 4 May 1989  [1
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I418346  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Family Daniel Jones,   b. 22 Jul 1878,   d. 24 Jan 1950  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 4 May 1910  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Lloyd Jones
     2. Melba Rosalyn Jones,   b. 21 May 1911, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F270609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Woman co-founded local humane society

      The woman who was thought to be Waterloo Region's oldest citizen, died Thursday at Golden Years Nursing Home in Cambridge. Rosa Jones was 106. "She lived to a very good age," her daughter, Melba Nelles, said this morning. Born in Herefordshire, England, in 1882, Mrs. Jones moved to Canada at age 25 and spent most of her life in Cambridge. She had a busy life, volunteering most of her time to community work. "She was so involved in so many things," said Mrs. Nelles, who lives in Cambridge. "She used to go down and pack parcels at the legion for the war effort. She took up a cause and gave everything." A devout Christian, Mrs. Jones co-founded the local humane society, devoted much time to the Conservative party and served as a poll clerk in municipal and federal elections. When she found time, Mrs. Jones liked to work in the garden and write poetry. "She had a fantastic memory," Mrs. Nelles said. "She could recite poetry that she learned in school. " Mrs. Jones loved Cambridge, Mrs. Nelles said. "It was very dear to her." She spent the last 20 years of her life in nursing homes. Her husband, Daniel, died close to 40 years ago. In addition to Mrs. Nelles, Mrs. Jones is survived by a son, Lloyd, who lives in Toronto. She also leaves grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A private funeral was to be held this afternoon.

      Cambridge Reporter 1989

      JONES - Rosa

      Waterloo Regions oldest resident, passed away peacefully, at the Golden Years Nursing Home, in her 107th year. Rosa Jones wife of the late Daniel Jones and mother of Lloyd Jones of Toronto and Mrs. Melba Nelles of Cambridge. Mrs. Rosa Jones is survived by 4 generations of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private family services were conducted at Littles Funeral Home, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge, Saturday. Canon Robert Birtch of Trinity Anglican Church officiated. Interment Mount View Cemetery.

      Cambridge Reporter 1989

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      JONES/ in loving memory of/ Daniel JONES/ July 22, 1878 - Jan. 24, 1950/ his wife/ Rosa JONES/ Nov. 20, 1882 - May 4, 1989/ at rest/

    2. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 021536 (1910).
      Name:Daniel Jones Age:21 Birth Year:abt 1889 Marriage Date:4 May 1910 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Jones Mother:Jones Spouse:Rosa Jones Clarke

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1882 - Herefordshire Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1910 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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