Mabel <I>Wagnalls</I> Jones

Mabel Wagnalls Jones

Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 22 Mar 1946 (aged 76)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Canal Winchester, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 16328081 · View Source
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Mabel Wagnalls Jones was the only child of Funk and Wagnalls Publishing Company co-founder Adam Wagnalls and his wife Anna. Her parents were both born in Lithopolis. Mabel was a concert pianist and the author of nine books. She died in March of 1946, leaving her estate for the perpetual care of this community center as a living Memorial to her parents. Mabel and her parents, husband, and grandmother are buried in the Lithopolis Cemetery, located at the east end of town.

Mabel Wagnalls Jones designed and built The Wagnalls Memorial library and community center. She then gave it to the people of Lithopolis and Bloom Township. This gift expressed the loyalty of her parents, Hester Anna Willis Wagnalls and Adam Willis Wagnalls, to the town and township in which they were born.

Mabel followed this extraordinary gift with additional gifts of nearly all of her wealth to sustain and improve the library and community center and to provide scholarships for residents of Lithopolis and Bloom Township to "institutions of learning, music and art."
Bio was copied from the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation website.

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  • Created by: Jerry Gowins Jr.
  • Added: 25 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16328081
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mabel Wagnalls Jones (20 Apr 1869–22 Mar 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16328081, citing Lithopolis Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Gowins Jr. (contributor 46549826) .