Thanks for the information. I'll try searching the two different birth locations for vern and see if that changes anything. Appreciate your good information and knowledge of the area.
I also found this old bio on Jonathan Doak Jones. http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/dent/bios/j5200005.txt
I wish I knew the information that links Vern to Selma, CA. I can't find any traces of his family in that location. Yet we know he went to school there and had family.
And sorry for the double post. Did not realize I had done that until this evening.