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Near Hartland in Clay County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of Ozro, Johnie, Burman, Eugene and Lawson Jones, brothers who grew up in Hartland in Clay County and served in the Army during World War II. Burman, Ozro, and Johnie were killed in action during the war. After the war, Eugene remained in the Army and was killed with 12 others in a glider crash in 1950. Lawson later retired from the Air Force.
 
Erected 2012 by Clay County Commission and West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 25.922′ N, 81° 6.78′ W. Marker is near Hartland, West Virginia, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 16 and Elkhurst Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 16. It is at the bridge over the Elk River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maysel WV 25133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin L. Stephenson (approx. 2½ miles away); Clay (approx. 2½ miles away); William C. Markle (approx. 3.7 miles away); Solomon Osborne (approx. 5 miles
Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge Marker
away); Clay County / Nicholas County (approx. 11.2 miles away); North and South (approx. 12.8 miles away); Pioneer School (approx. 13.4 miles away); Seaberry Arms Osborne (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Archives and History Entry. The biographies and poems on this page include photos of Osro, Johnnie and Burman Jones. Excerpt: “His sister Kathleen Pritt points out that Ozro may have suspected he would not return. She remembers his turning as he was catching the train and saying to his mother, ‘I’ll never see you again.’ Like all mothers, Mrs. Jones assured him he would be back. That was not to be; as Kathleen puts it, ‘When they sent him overseas, that was it.’ Ozro, the oldest of the three Jones casualties in World War II, would be the first of three brothers to receive the Purple Heart.” (Submitted on August 17, 2019.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge Over the Elk River in Clay County, West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
3. Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge Over the Elk River in Clay County, West Virginia
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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