|Birth: ||May 29, 1886|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1961|
Emma was the fourth child in her family of nine. Her father named her Florence Myrtle Jones at the county record office. This came as quite a shock to her when she needed her birth certificate at age 65 to apply for Social Security!
She was the only daughter left at home when her mother died. She was especially close to her brother Paul who died at age 17 after being sick for many years. She kept his post card collection all of her life.
She married Edward E. Dillie on Aug 28, 1911 in Parker City, Randolph County, Indiana. He was nine years older than her and evidently lied to her about his age. She thought he was born in 1881 which would have made him only five years older. They moved around with his work and she cared for their only child.
Ed became very ill and was sick for at least a year before he died. Emma found herself a widow with a nine-year-old son to care for with no resources. She went to work at Ward-Stilson Company in Anderson as a seamstress making dresses. In some ways it was good that this happened before the Great Depression, because she already had a job. During the War they made uniforms and shortly after they went out of business. After that she worked in department stores as an alteration lady. She was a very talented seamstress.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Edward H Jones (1854 - 1932)
Peninah Jane Turner Jones (1856 - 1904)
Edward Emmett Dillie (1877 - 1924)*
Edward Vernon Dillie (1915 - 1994)*
Clara Jones Webb (1878 - 1959)*
Alton A. Jones (1880 - 1961)*
Ida Jones Cline (1882 - 1968)*
Emma Jones Dillie (1886 - 1961)
Frank Jones (1887 - 1970)*
Ambrose Jones (1889 - 1956)*
Oscar Jones (1891 - 1897)*
Paul Jones (1893 - 1910)*
Clinton R. Jones (1895 - 1973)*
Maintained by: AnnS
Originally Created by: DSON1492
Record added: Jul 26, 2012
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