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Elizabeth Jones Gregg's Pocket Watch
Donated by Opal Jones

1897 Pocket Watch

This 1897 pocket watch made by the American Waltham Watch Company. When A. L. "Lee" Gregg asked Elizabeth "Betty" Jones to marry him in the late 1890s, she asked for a pocket watch instead of a wedding ring. The couple, both from Springdale, were married November 30, 1897, and Betty received this watch.

Betty Jones Gregg was aunt to Harvey Jones (founder of Springdale-based Jones Truck Lines) and his sister, Opal.

Donated by Opal Jones

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