[Photograph of Ruth Leggett Jones]

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A close-up photograph of Ruth Leggett Jones (1892-1978). Jones was a philanthropist and civil leader.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1978.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Library Consortium and one other and was provided by McMurry University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 48 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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A close-up photograph of Ruth Leggett Jones (1892-1978). Jones was a philanthropist and civil leader.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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She was born in Abilene, Texas, on December 28, 1892, to K. K. and Lora (Bryan) Leggett, pioneer West Texans. She was married in Abilene on December 25, 1915, to Percy Jones, a young Welsh civil engineer and a nephew of railroad builder Col. Morgan Jones. The couple had three children, and the family acquired vast real estate holdings, discovered oil, and became one of the wealthiest families in West Texas. Because of her desire to help others, she contributed to many causes in the community, usually donating anonymously.

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Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • 1978

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  • Jan. 23, 2015, 7:26 p.m.

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[Photograph of Ruth Leggett Jones], photograph, 1978; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth573961/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.