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From: "Marilyn Bess" <>
Subject: What does Jno mean?
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:18:54 -0400


> While Junior Navel Officer may be a very good educated guess for a
military
> cemetery or a military portion of a cemetery, it does not explain why it
> appears in genealogy book where it usually stands for Jonathan. Marilyn
Bess
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Finley" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 9:41 AM
> Subject: Re: What does Jno mean?
>
>
> > The original query asked for the meaning of Jno when presented as Jno
> Smith.
> > JNO is initials, not an abbreviation of a name. You present a good
point,
> > but I think we are talking about apples and oranges:-) And I think your
> > Junior Naval Officer is a very good educated guess.
> > Mary McCanney Finley
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Trish" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 9:17 AM
> > Subject: Re: What does Jno mean?
> >
> >
> > > I'm not sure what Jno stands for, but we have a military section here
in
> > > our local cemetery and a large amount of the stones have JNO on it,
and
> > the
> > > people's names aren't John. I thought maybe it meant Junior Naval
> > Officer.
> > > I have a friend checking into that theory. Just my 2 cents. Trish
> > >
> > > -------Original Message-------
> > >
> > > From:
> > > Date: Monday, August 30, 2004 23:21:27
> > > To:
> > > Subject: Re: What does Jno mean?
> > >
> > > I am glad I have joined this list.
> > > I seem to learn something new everyday from it.
> > > Don't laugh--
> > > My unexperienced self always thought it stood for a junior.
> > >
> > > Christy
> > >
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