Dania Beach History Mildred V. Jones was a long time Dania resident and activist. She passed away in 2014 at Memorial Regional Hospital South at the age of 93. Mrs. Jones was the mother of Dania Beach Commissioner Albert C. Jones and Milton L. Jones Jr., a Fort Lauderdale developer. Jones stated that she always pushed hard like the mailman — rain or shine, working for the people of Dania. One street away from her home stands Mildred V. Jones Park, which was named in her honor.