The Caddo Herald
October 27, 1922
Fred Jones Burns to Death Thursday Nite
Last Thursday night after the family had gone to bed they were awakened by their home being afire. Hastily they got out and removed some articles of furniture. On returning for some more, Mr. Jones was caught by falling timbers and severely burned so that he died Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
The body was taken to the home of C. W. Jones, his mother, in town, and cared for as much as possible. The burns were so severe, however, that his life was early despaired of.
By almost superhuman efforts on his part and that of one of his girls he was saved from cremation in the building. The home is three miles northwest of town.
Mr. Jones was a prosperous farmer, owned his place and had lived there many years. He provided well for his family of wife and five children; one was a graduate of Caddo High School and was attending Durant Normal at the time. He was well thought of as a citizen, was a member of the Christian Church.
The funeral was held at the residence of C. W. Jones in Caddo Friday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock.
The family have received the condolences of the entire community at their loss.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends for their kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. Also we thank those who gave us the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. R. F. Jones and family.