Jones (family)

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        Gordon R. Jones (1885-1952) was born in Brantford, Ontario; volunteered for China at the Nashville Student Volunteer Convention in 1906; studied theology at Victoria College, 1907-1910; left for China in November 1910. In China, he served initially in Chengtu, Junghsien, Chungchow and Chungking. He married Clara E. German on August 30, 1914, at Karuizawa, Japan. He served with the Chinese Labour Corps in Europe during the First World War; and upon returning to China, continued to serve in Chungking, with a brief stay in Chengtu in the mid-1940s ; and returned to Canada in 1947. Clara E. (German) Jones (1887-1969) was born in Strathroy, Ontario. She graduated from the Methodist National Training School in 1913 and was appointed by the Woman's Missionary Society to Japan in 1913. She resigned in 1914 when she married Gordon R. Jones. Clara and Gordon Jones had two daughters, Eleanor and Barbara, and one son, Stephen.


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