Katherine Jones (seated) on her 112th birthday
|Birth:||30 August 1879|
Paola, Kansas, USA
|Death:||27 April 1992|
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Age:||112 years, 241 days|
Jones was born on 30 August 1879 in Paola, Kansas, USA, and homesteaded in Colorado before moving to Los Angeles, California in about 1920. She trained as a nurse, but instead chose to become a teacher, a job she said was more fun. She also taught adult Sunday school at the Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles for more than 50 years.
Jones spent her last few years living in the Los Angeles convalescent home. On her 112th birthday, she received a commendation and a visit from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. She died on 27 April 1992 at the age of 112 years, 241 days.
- Katherine Jones, 112 Photo Gallery, GRG
- Katherine I. Jones; Temperance and Teaching Filled Her 112 Years Los Angeles Times, 30 April 1992