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Photograph of Ephraim Bertie Jones about 20 years old in 1888.

Ephraim Bertie Jones (1868-1938), was born on February 25, 1868, at Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, son of Benjamin Franklin Jones (1839-1906) and Mary Elizabeth Mark Jones (1846-1910). His family farm was in Concord.

In 1899, Jones was a postal clerk for the railway at Sioux City, Iowa.

He was a co-publisher of the Philatelic Inter-Ocean with John A. Cook.

Jones correspondence with William Reynolds Ricketts postmarked October 13, 1905. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library.

On November 3, 1915, he married Adah Dell Foster at Sioux City, Iowa.

He died of peritonitis and diverticulitis at the Methodist Hospital six days before his 70th birthday, February 19, 1938.