Schley Jones Named After Naval Admiral

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Admiral WS Schley. Photo of Schley Jones coming soon.

Thomas Willis Jones had a hand in naming his children. In the case of his daughter Schley (pronounced “Sly”), Tom chose to recommend his admiration for a Naval Admiral in the Spanish American War. Schley was, in fact, named after Winfield Scott Schley, who was a rear admiral and hero of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Clearly, Tom Jones displayed a charming disregard for the sex of the child he was naming.

Sidenote: Schley Jones died from infection after giving birth to son Boodler.

You can read the entire article about admiral Schley and the Battle of Santiago at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfield_Scott_Schley

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