I didn't do the math but that does not seem right, yet it's on the headstones.
I don't know who William (Willie) Jones was in relation to my Grandfather.
Not much to go on. I'll compare the difference in the towns and counties and see if it leads anywhere. But I'm just not sure. Not much to work with here.
I'm not sure at all if John Jones and Eliza Brickey are Vern's parents. In fact, I'm skeptical, but there's some relationships that have me keep them in place as I research further. These are the names that vern himself passed verbally through the family. Then there's the reference in the 1900 census with a four year old Vern living in their household. But yes, the dates don't make much sense. I keep thinking they're his grandparents or adoptive parents and there is someone else missing from the picture.
I don't think John and Eliza ever left Missouri. I don't know that but it's a hunch. so how then did Vern make his way to Selma California where he had a relative named Mary (my mom refers to her as aunt Mary) who had family heirlooms and photos. One photo of note is of a Cherokee woman who was a relative. Cherokee ancestry is a part of the Jones verbal history as well. See link: http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.brickey/293/mb.ashx
And then there was a Suzie E Jones Morrison (b about 1890 d about 1960 that lived in Huntington Park in southern CA. She was said to have ownership in a store in Picher, OK.
Note the information on Eliza's reported son, William Jones on "find a grave". http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49
"He and Lizzie ran the First Grocery Store in Picher, OK"
So no. I don't think they are his parents, but I do think there's enough to relate them somehow in his early life and family history. I don't know...