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William Ambrose Jones, O.S.A. was a bishop of the Catholic Church born in the United States.


Jones, William Ambrose was born on July 21, 1865 in Cambridge, New York, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary (Hurly) Jones.


Cambridge High School. Bachelor of Arts, Villanova (Pennsylvania) College, 1887, and completed scholasticate of Augustinian Order of same institution.


He served as Bishop of Puerto Rico from 1907-1921. Born in Cambridge, New York, William Jones was ordained a priest for the Augustinian order on March 15, 1890. On January 12, 1907 Pope Pius X appointed him as the Bishop of Puerto Rico.

He was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Giuseppe Aversa, the Apostolic Delegate to Cuba, on February 24, 1907. The principal co-consecrators were Bishops Pedro Ladislao González y Estrada of San Cristóbal de la Habana and Antonio Aurelio Torres y Sanz, O.C.D. of Cienfuegos. He arrived in Puerto Rico on March 16, 1907.

Jones continued to serve as the diocesan bishop until his death on February 17, 1921 at the age of 55. His remains were transferred to San Juan Cathedral, in Puerto Rico.


Thomas Jones

Mary (Hurly) Jones