Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Edgar's Twin

I have previously written about my great-grandfather Edgar Lawrence Jones, but I have not spent much time on his twin sister, Edna Florence Jones. Both were born on 15 March 1896 in Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana. They attended Thorntown High School, and appear in the school yearbooks, which I've recently found on Ancestry's yearbook database. I located a photo of Edna from her senior year, as part of the Class of 1915.
Thorntown High School, 1915
Edna participated in the Glee Club with her brother Edgar during the 1915 school year. Another familiar name appeared alongside Edna's in the 1915 Glee Club, my great-grandmother Alma Oyler.
Ancestry. Thorntown High School yearbook, 1915.
Edna and Alma seated in the middle on 2nd row.
Finding the 1915 Thorntown yearbook prompted me to look back at 1914, where Edna and Edgar appear as the Secretary and President of the Class.

Source: Ancestry. Thorntown High School Class of 1915, 1914 yearbook.
The great photo above is from the 1914 Thorntown High School yearbook. Edna Jones is on the bottom row, 3rd from the left. Edgar is in the top row, in the bow tie, 2nd from right.

Edna was class treasurer in 1913. She appears 2nd from the left in the 2nd row of the photo below. Edgar appears in the top row, 2nd from the right.
Source: Ancestry. Thorntown High School Class of 1915, 1913 yearbook. 
After graduating, Edna married David Lee Hendrickson on 4 June 1917. A copy of their marriage certificate was found on FamilySearch, for Boone County, Indiana.

Edna and David had two children:
- Thomas Malcolm Hendrickson (1920-1968)
- Coral Lee Hendrickson (1923-)

Edna Florence Jones Hendrickson died on 17 April 1950. According to her Findagrave entry, she is buried in Saint James Lutheran Cemetery in Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana.

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