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Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
Birth: May 1, 1830
County Cork, Ireland
Death: Nov. 30, 1930
Silver Spring
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Social Reformer. 
 
Inscription:
Plaque in center, just above her grave marker:

"SHE GAVE HER LIFE TO THE WORLD OF LABOR, HER BLESSED SOUL TO HEAVEN. GOD'S FINGER TOUCHED HER-AND NOW SHE SLEEPS."

Plaque on Upper Center:
WE COUNT IT DEATH TO FALTER, NOT TO DIE
ERECTED AND DEDICATED OCTOBER 12, 1936. IN HONOR AND TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF MARY "MOTHER" JONES, "GENERAL" ALEXANDER BRADLEY AND THE MARTYRS OF THE VIRDEN RIOT OF 1898, BY THE MEMBERS OF THE PROGRESSIVE MINERS OF AMERICA AND THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY OF THE PROGRESSIVE MINERS OF AMERICA, ASSISTED BY MANY LOYAL AND DEVOUT FRIENDS, SYMPATHIZERS, AND LABOR AND FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.

MARY "MOTHER" JONES

WHEN THE SUN, IN ALL HIS STATE,
ILLUMED THE EASTERN SKY,
SHE PASSED THROUGH GLORY'S MORNING GATE,
AND WALKED IN PARADISE.   
SLEEP THE SLEEP OF NOBLE BLEST,
FOR IN LIFE YOU SACRIFICED AND GAVE.
WE PLEDGE TO FILL YOUR LAST REQUEST,
"LET NO TRAITOR BREATHE O'ER MY GRAVE."
 
Burial:
Union Miners Cemetery
Mount Olive
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Mary Harris Mother Jones
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