|Co. F, 5th Connecticut Infantry
|between 1890 and 1915
|September 17, 1843
|September 17, 1920
|Residence Hartford, CT; enlisted on 6/21/1861 as a Private; on 7/22/1861 mustered into "F" Co. CT 5th Infantry; re-enlisted on 12/21/1863; wounded 5/25/1864 Dallas, GA; discharged on 8/1/1865
|-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saturday, September 18, 1920, page 3, column C LAST CALL HEARD BY JOEL S. JONES Veteran of Civil War Was Bailiff in Judge Ronald's Court Eleven Years [photo] Joel S. Jones, pioneer resident of Seattle, a veteran of the Civil War and former commander of Stevens Post, G. A. R., and a bailiff in Judge J. T. Ronald's section of the superior court eleven years, died yesterday at his home, 4207 Woodland Park Avenue, after a long illness. Mr. Jones was born in Glastonbury, Conn., Sept. 17, 1843, a son of Watson and Augusta Hurlbut Jones. He came of fighting stock, both his maternal and his paternal grandfathers having served in the War of 1812, so it was natural that he should volunteer at the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted, June 22, 1861, in Company F, Fifth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, with which organization he served through the war. The regiment saw active service in the battles of Cedar Mountain--in which every officer except three was either killed, wounded or captured--Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and accompanied Gen. Sherman on his march to the sea, taking part in all the numerous engagements enroute. Mr. Jones was wounded in the battle of Dallas, Tex., but rejoined his regiment as soon as he was able to leave the hospital. Mr. Jones was president of the soldiers' relief committee in Chicago for four years, and served successively as deputy sheriff and chief of police in Fitzgerald, Ga. He came to Seattle in 1883 and has made his residence here ever since, with the exception of the time he spent in Georgia, taking an active part in G. A. R. affairs. He served as junior vice commander of Stevens Post in 1909, and later became commander. During the heavy snow five years ago Mr. Jones had a fall in which he broke several ribs, and he never fully recovered his health. He returned to his work at the courthouse, however, remaining at the post until about six months ago, when he was stricken with pneumonia. He apparently recovered from this and went back to work, but about three weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never rallied. Judge Ronald, who was at Mr. Jones' bedside, expressed deep sorrow at his death. "Mr. Jones had been a bailiff in my court since April 1, 1909," he said last night, "and I had ample opportunity to watch him. I may say I have never known a braver, truer man in my life." Mr. Jones is survived by his widow, Mrs. Amanda C. Jones, and a son, Arthur H. Jones, both of this city. An effort will be made to hold Mr. Jones' funeral from the Armory at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. He will be buried with military honors.
Buried at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Cemetery
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