The Old Plow Horse Himself

The Old Plow Horse Himself : Ancestry, Autobiography and Progeny of C.O. Jones

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"I'm not one of the Jones boys, I'm the old plow horse himself," wrote C.O. Jones, in this colorful autobiography.This book contains the ancestry, autobiography and progeny of C.O. Jones, as written in 1960, brimming with colorful characters and situations.This book is not just for family members, but for anyone interested in rural America from 1900 to 1960. It serves up a slice of homespun Americana written with a keen eye for detail, and devilish wit.Excerpt: "She was an ill-tempered, irascible and partially crippled woman. She used a cane to get around; however, the cane was used more for chastising than walking."The son of a dirt-poor Indiana farmhand, Jones was a farmer, a storekeeper, a railroad man and a postal inspector who eventually assumed surprising responsibilities for a man of humble beginnings and limited formal education.Most of all he was a hard-working American, who sheltered a wife and five children through the Great Depression, and on to brighter futures. His children and grandchildren went on to remarkable accomplishments for a family of modest origins, inheriting drive and determination from their ancestor.From horse-drawn carriages to Man's first steps on the moon, C.O. Jones experienced a lifetime of incredible change, preserved here in print for generations to come.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.86mm | 217.72g
  • Unlimited Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 1588329909
  • 9781588329905