John Hallberg Jones and Lorraine "Lane" Yatckoske Jones were lifetime residents of Minnesota, having attended high school together.  They had two sons and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Jones attended the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.  After a thirty-seven-year career in the paper industry, Mr. Jones retired a Partner in Unisource Worldwide Inc. in 2000.


National Gavel Society, Honorary President

General Society of Colonial Wars, former Gentleman of the Council of the Wisconsin Society

Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Honorary President General

National Society of Sons of American Colonists, Founder; Honorary Governor General

National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Honorary Governor General; Minnesota Branch Founding Governor

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, former Vice President General; 1985 Minuteman Award Recipient;

        former President of the Minnesota Society; former Secretary-Treasurer of the Minnesota Society, serving for nearly fifty years

Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192, Auditor General; former Treasurer General

Order of Indian Wars of the United States, Honorary Commander

Continental Society Sons of Indian Wars, Honorary Governor General

Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America, former Treasurer General; former Councilor General

Order of the Merovingian Dynasty, former Advisory Council Member; Founder Member

National Society Americans of Royal Descent, former Archivist; Member of the Most Venerable Order of Saint Louis

Order of the Crown in America

National Guild of St. Margaret, former Second Vice President General

Baronial Order of Magna Charta, former Surety

Military Order of the Crusades, former Surety

Colonial Order of the Acorn

Colonial Society of Pennsylvania

Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion

General Society Sons of the Revolution, former President of Minnesota Society

Military Society of the War of 1812, former member

Order of Scions of Colonial Cavaliers 1640-1660

Society of the Friends of St. George's & Descendants of the Knights of the Garter, Life Descendant Member

Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Wisconsin Society former Councilor General

Jamestowne Society

Veteran Corps of Artillery State of New York, former member

Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy

National Huguenot Society, Minnesota Society former President

General Society of the War of 1812, former VP General for Minnesota of the General Society; former President of the Minnesota Society

National Society Sons of Colonial New England, former Treasurer General

General Society of Mayflower Descendants, former Member of Board of Assistants of the Minnesota Society

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots American Revolution, former Chaplain General

National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861

Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861

Order of Lafayette

Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States

Military Order of the World Wars, Founding Adjutant of Fort Snelling Chapter; former Commander, former Chaplain

Presidential Families of America, Regent for Minnesota

National Society Descendants of Early Quakers

Flagon & Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Military Order of the Stars and Bars

National Order of the Blue and Gray, former Treasurer General

Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, First Chaplain General

Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America, Charter Member; former Chaplain

First Families of Massachusetts

Order of the First Families of Maine

Descendants of the Knights of the Bath

Order of the First World War

Order of the Second World War

Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783

Order of the First Families of New Hampshire, Founder member, Founding Chaplain General; former Director General

Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America, Founding Chaplain General; former Deputy General

National Society of Saints and Sinners, Founding Member, Founding Chaplain

Registry of Famous and Infamous Relatives in American Families (9/9 Categories)

Hereditary Society of Teachers, Founder Member

Son of a Witch

Order of Descendants of Justiciars, Founding Member; former Councilor

Society of the Descendants of Lady Godiva, Founding Member

Order of the Norman Conquest, Founding Member

Order of Alba

Pilgrim William White Society

Order of the Monarchs of Rheims

Order of Descendants of El Cid

Order of the Descendants of Native Americans and Friends

National Society Descendants of American Railroad Workers

Order of the Kings and Queens of the Holy Land

Legion of Vikings and Valkyries

Founders Fellowship

Descendants of the IX

Descendants of the Templar Knights

Descendants of Fossors

Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands

Descendants of Early Postmasters

Descendants of American Farmers

Order of Cloak and Dagger

The Order of American Cousins of the Present and Future Sovereigns of Great Britain

Chivalric Orders


Mr. Jones was active in numerous fraternal orders.  He was involved in various political and community activities over the years, including management of state Senatorial campaigns and PTA leadership.  He was a Kentucky Colonel; an Honorary Chief of the Minneapolis Fire Department; a LT COL Aide de Camp of the Alabama State Militia; and an Arkansas Traveler.  Mr. Jones was also an accomplished magician, an avid ornithologist, pianist, and traveler, having logged over one million airline miles. In 1996, he returned to travel exclusively by train, his lifelong favorite method of travel. Lane and John were strong adherents of the Seventh Day Adventist faith.