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Edward Jones

Indiana, USA
Death 10 May 1894 (aged 25)
Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Public Ground - read by DAR (no marker located)
Memorial ID 101362542 · View Source
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Son of William R. & Nellie Jones
**Information from Death Certificate**
Cause of death: Accidental drowning in Ohio River
T.W. Forshee, MD
Geo. C. Vail & Sons, Undertaker
Madison Daily Herald
11 May 1894


Yesterday evening about 6 o'clock Ed Jones and George Chance started across the river from the foot of Ferry street, in a "joe" boat.

When about 50 feet from the Ky., shore a hard wind came up and suddenly capsized the boat.

Chance fell from the back of the boat and Jones who was pulling fell out from the side, and Chance held to it, until he was rescued.

Jones made a desperate effort to swim to shore but failed. He swam for a few minutes and sank.

George and Joe Pecar saw the unfortunate men, and put out in a skiff to assist them, but only succeeded in saving Chance.

Ed Jones lived in the east end of this city, and was a cooper by trade, and worked for J.W. Thomas. Chance lived just back of Milton, Ky.

It is thought that the men were drinking at the time of the accident.

A crowd of men from this side of the river went over directly after the drowning, and dragged for the body with trot-lines, but were unsuccessful.
Madison Daily Herald
14 May 1894

The body of Edward Jones, who was drowned Thursday evening at 6 o'clock was caught yesterday at half past 4 o'clock by "Buck" Hayden and Jacob Eppenheimer. A coroners inquest was held and a verdict of accidental drowning was returned.

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  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101362542
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Jones (7 Apr 1869–10 May 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101362542, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .