Granville Jones

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Granville Lillard Jones, fourth child of Arthur and Ella Jones, was born January 26, 1900, in Blooming Grove, Texas, and died April 30, 1978, in Dunedin, Florida. He married Nell (last name unknown) in 1927. They had two daughters: Helen Elizabeth Jones, born December 17, 1941, and Christine Jones, born May 12, 1946. Granville’s second wife was Evelyn Zetter.

Note: Story written in 1996 for Arthur Jones Family Scrapbook

The following information was obtained from American Men of Science, The Physical and Biological Sciences, Eleventh Edition, 1966, and the Biographical Directory of the American Psychiatry Association, 1973 and 1977.

JONES, DR. GRANVILLE LILLARD, born in Blooming Grove, Texas, January 26, 1900; married 1927. A.B., Texas Christian University 1921; B.S., University of Arkansas 1927, M.D. 1928. Internship: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1929-31. Clinical psychiatrist, Central New Jersey Mental Hygiene Clinics, 1931-33; clinic director, New Jersey State Hospital, Marlboro, 1933-46; superintendent, Eastern State Hospital, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1946-1956; Arkansas State Hospital, 1956-61; assistant medical director, New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute, Princeton, 1961-65; Chief, New Jersey Drug Addiction Program, 1965-66; Clinical Director, Fair Oaks Hospital, Summit, New Jersey, 1966-1970; Director of Research and Education, 1970-1977. Mental hospital and nursing education and administration; forensic psychiatry; drug addiction.

Teaching: Assistant Neurology, Columbia University College of P&S, 1931-34; Dipl, American Board of Psychiatrists and Neurologists, 1940;  lecturer, College of William and Mary, 1946-56; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas, 1957-1962.

Member: American Medical Association; American Psychiatric Association (Committee on Certification of Mental Hospital Administration, 1953-59; Committee on Education in Mental Hospitals, 1953-61; chairman, Committee on Psychiatric nursing, 1955-60); National League of Nursing.

Military Record:?Lt. USAR 1929-34.

Publications: Psychiatric Shock Therapy, National Committee for Mental Hygiene, 1949; Occupational Therapy 100 Years Ago, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation, 1950; Mental Illness in Medical Practice, Journal of the?National Medical Association, 1950; History of Founding of Eastern State Hospital of Virginia, American Journal of Psychiatry, 1954; Present Day Concepts in Nursing Service, American Journal of Psychiatry, 1960; Mental Health in the Pulpit, Journal of Pastoral Care, 1961; Remotivation in the Aged, Geriatric Institute, 1964; New Approaches to Treatment of Drug Addiction, Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 1967; Lithium in Treatment and Prevention of Affective Disorders,  Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 1972; Renaissance of Psychosurgery, Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 1972; Observations on Treatment of Depressions, Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 1974; and others.

Granville was married to Nell, who died at an early age. They had two daughters, Helen and Christine.

Granville’s second wife was Evelyn. They retired to Dunedin, Florida, in the late ’70s, where they spent some social time with Granville’s niece Merle Nessle and her family in St. Petersburg. Evelyn died in about 1992.

Helen received an M.A. degree in Library Studies in 1968 from the University of Michigan. Her married name was Syrek and she lived in Detroit. Christine was graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1968. She lived and worked for awhile in Hawaii in the late ’70s. Her last known address was Santa Rosa, California. According to information from each of their alma maters, Helen died May 5, 1992 (at age 51), and Christine died August 14, 1990 (at age 44).



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