Major Ivens Jones (United States Military Academy Class of 1910) was born in Iowa in 1886, the son of Samuel Robert Jones, and was killed in a polo accident in 1923, and originally buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Died: 7 September 1923
Interred In Arlington National Cemetery 4 November 1941
Section 9, Grave 5869
Wife, Nelle, is buried with him (see below for details)
Courtesy of Patricia B. Gorby
Ivens Jones, the son of Colonel Samuel Roberts Jones, USMA 1867, was appointed “At Large” (Presidential) as a Cadet at the United States Military Academy, June 15, 1906. He graduated thirty-second in a class of 83. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, 5th United States Field Artillery, June 15, 1910.
At Fort Snelling, Minnesota until 1912. He then proceeded to the Philippine Islands with the 1st United States Field Artillery and ultimately to Honolulu with the regiment, serving there until 1916.
He was promoted to First Lieutenant, July 1, 1916.
He was assigned to the U.S. Military Academy as an instructor of mathematics August 22, 1916. He was promoted to Captain, Field Artillery, May 15, 1917. He served as Associate Professor of Mathematics, U.S. Military Academy beginning on June 18, 1918 and as an Instructor in the Department of Law (USMA) on October
He was at Berne, Switzerland, as Military Attache, and promoted to Major, July 1, 1920. He remained at Berne until April 1, 1922.
He was assigned to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with the 337th Field Artillery, Organized Reserves. Major Jones died September 7, 1923 (just one year after his father, Colonel S. R. Jones) from injuries received in a polo game at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was promoted posthumously to Lieutenant Colonel, September 7, 1923 (he had served as temporary Lieutenant Colonel in 1918 and again in 1919).
Major Jones was buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis on September 8, 1923. His cremains were removed from there on November 1, 1941 and was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on November 4, 1941.
LT COL FLD ARTLY USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 02/15/1886
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/07/1923
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/04/1941
- BURIED AT: SECTION 9 SITE 5869
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
JONES, NELLE NYE W/O IVENS
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/02/1888
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/25/1954
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/29/1954
- BURIED AT: SECTION 9 SITE 5869 WH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF IVENS JONES – LT COL FLD ARTY USA
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