Monday, May 12, 2008


I saw this request at the Fresno County message board at

I'm seeking the obituaries of Clinton Frank Jones and his sister, Florence Audrey Jones.
Clinton Frank Jones: b. 12 Oct 1912; d. 10 Mar 1945; buried 13 Jan 1949.
Clinton died from wounds on Iwo Jima on 10 Mar 1945. He was a Marine. Note that his burial was 4 years after his death (I'm not sure why).
Florence Audrey Jones: b. 23 Nov 1923, d. 07 Jan 1946, buried 10 Jan 1946.
I heard from a relative that Florence's death was very tragic, but I have no other information.
Both are buried at the Kingsburg Cemetery.
Thanks for your help.

Bob Warren

Here are the two obituaries that you requested. Please click on the article if you need to enlarge them. Both deaths are very tragic- an unfortunate truth that I often find in doing research.

Fresno Bee Republican, 5 April 1945

Fresno Bee, 8 January 1946


Robert said...

Thank you so much, Jeannie.

This has rekindled a few memories and I've now learned that my family never believed the suicide note and suspected the boyfriend of murder.

Jeannie said...

I am happy to be able to provide you with these clues into your family's past. It is truly sad to hear of two young people whose lives were so short.