Lake Worth Pioneers' Association, Inc.


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John Yeend

1109 S. Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Phone: 561-642-4200


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Paul C. Jones

Paul C. Jones was living on the shores of Lake Worth as early as 1892, when he built the first house north of Banyan Street in what became West Palm Beach. The address was 403 North Poinsettia (Dixie Highway.)

Paul, a carpenter, worked for George Lainhart for many years and was foreman for him on the McCormick home, a large house on the lake front north of the Royal Poinciana Hotel. He also built a home for George Potter.

Paul C. Jones was born in June 1863 in Georgia. In 1899, he married Willa McCarty, a native of Tampa, Florida. They had at least two children, Paul Edgar and Mary Catherine.

Paul and Willa lived all their lives in the house he built. He died 16 October 1928. Willa died 23 January 1942, and they are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach.

Son Paul Edgar Jones was in the bicycle business on First Street. He died in 1979. Daughter Mary Catherine, who married Frank Holcombe, died in 1951.


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