October 29, 2022

Tyre Kinser Jones [RG2094.AM]


RG2094.AM:  Tyre Kinser Jones, 1873-1964

Papers:  1914-1929

Ainsworth, Brown County, and Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Physician

Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box


Tyre Kinser Jones was born in Iowa on August 11, 1873.  The 1900 census shows Jones was married to Sarah (Harris) Jones and working as a teacher in Lancaster County, Nebraska.  By 1910 the Jones family had moved to Ainsworth, Nebraska, and Tyre was listed as a doctor.  They had two sons, Tyre Kenneth, born in 1900, and Aubrey H., born in 1904.  During World War I Jones served with the 53rd Pioneer Infantry in France as their regimental surgeon.  Following the war, he returned to Ainsworth and continued practicing medicine.  By 1930 Tyre and Sarah had moved back to Lancaster County and he was working as a physician at the Lincoln State Hospital for the Insane.  The 1940 census still lists Jones as working for the Lincoln State Hospital for the Insane.  Sometime after 1940 Tyre and Sarah moved to Michigan.  Tyre Kinser Jones died in Michigan in February of 1964.  He is buried in North Athens Cemetery, Athens, Michigan, next to his wife.


This collection consists of one box of papers mostly relating to Tyre K. Jones’ service during World War I.  Included are military orders, commendations, certificates of supply transfers, service manuals, etc.  Also included are manuals on foot ailments and venereal disease, property tax receipts, and miscellaneous other items.  The materials in the collection date from 1914 to 1929.

Note:  See the photo component [RG2094.PH] for related images.


Box 1


    1. Correspondence, 1917, 1924

    1. Military orders, commendations, and a lecture on venereal disease, 1918-1919

    1. Tax receipts, 1914-1929

    1. Headquarters Company, 53rd Pioneer Infantry records, 1919

    1. Drill and service manuals, health manuals and souvenir book of the 53rd Pioneer Infantry, 1914-1918

    1. Miscellaneous calling cards, menus, programs, pamphlets, etc.


Subject headings:

Jones, Tyre Kinser, 1873-1964

Military hygiene

Military service

Physicians — Nebraska

U.S. Army. 53rd Pioneer Infantry

World War, 1914-1918 — Medical and sanitary affairs


HEK/JS                  11-13-1965

Revised TMM        12-18-2018

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