Mrs. W. Alton ( Nettie Marie) Jones was Easton’s benefactress for more than four decades. Mr. & Mrs. Jones moved to Talbot County in 1942. Mr. Jones was the President of Cities Service Oil Co. but was killed in a plane crash on March 1, 1962. Examples of Nettie Marie Jones’ legacy in Talbot County are the YMCA, Memorial Hospital, Hog Neck Golf Course, Hog Neck Community Center and skating rink, and St. Mark’s Ministry. Presenting a picture of the newly finished YMCA to Mrs. Jones ,center,are left to right John Jessup, Bill Shields, Mrs. Jones’ assistant Mary Straughn, George Olds, and Tom Hill. Photo found yesterday at THS in a folder marked John Earle . Facts: “Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1986.
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