From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Jones, Charles Edward

(born: 1879  -  died: 1947) 

Charles E. Jones was the owner of Jones Funeral Home in Covington, KY, where he was born the son of E. I. and Amanda Jones. He was a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming.

Jones assisted in the push to get Lincoln-Grant High School built; the school auditorium was named in his honor.He was also an active church member and a former president of the Covington NAACP Branch.

 Jones was a 32nd Degree Mason, served as Deputy Grand Commander of the State of Kentucky Masons, and was the Past Royal Grand Patron of Eastern Star of Kentucky. He was also an Oddfellow; belonged to the Knights of Pythias, the Elks, Mosaics, and True Reformers; and the United Brothers of Friendship.

For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37; "Many tried, few defeated William Grant in '50s, '60s," The Cincinnati Post, 2/23/1998; J. Reis, "Jones led church, social causes," The Kentucky Post, 2/2/2004; and Cincinnati's Colored Citizens, by W. P. Dabney.

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