John A. Jones

John A. Jones

Death 30 Jan 1899 (aged 69)
Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Plot 2-55-2
Memorial ID 54628924 · View Source
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(Table Rock Argus, Feb. 2, 1899. Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)

DIED- At his home in Clear Creek precinct, Pawnee county, Nebraska, at noon on January 30, 1899, of pneumonia, Mr. John A. Jones. Mr. Jones was born in Wales September 8th, 1829. At the age of twenty-two years he crossed the ocean and settled at Carbondale, Pa., where he remained until 1858, when he came to Nebraska and settled on a farm three miles northwest of Table Rock, where he since resided. He was married in 1860 to Miss Ellen Owens who came to help and cheer him in his work of making a home in the wild west. To them wee born six children, one son and five daughters, all of whom are still living except one daughter, who died of diphtheria at the age of seven years.

Being one of the pioneers Mr. Jones knew what it was to undergo the hardships and privations of pioneer life, but by his industrious habits and careful attention to business he made for himself and family a comfortable home and for years together they have enjoyed the fruits of their labors.

A few years ago he was stricken with paralysis and for a time life was despaired of, but he rallied from its effects so as to be able to get about among his friends, and always greeted them with his genial smile and hearty hand shake, but his days of hard work were ended and he waited patiently for the summons home. In his early life Mr. Jones was a member of the M. E. church, but he united later with the Presbyterian church in Table Rock and remained a consistent member of the same until death.

As a husband and father he was loving and kind and no one could find a better neighbor.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. M. Gates, a large number of his neighbors and friends being present. To his companion and children the heart of the community goes out in sympathy.

His life of earnest toil is o'er, To us he's said his last good bye, Yet we who knew him best are sure, To him it was not death to die.

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  • Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
  • Added: 7 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54628924
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John A. Jones (8 Sep 1829–30 Jan 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54628924, citing Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Luella Hinrichsen (contributor 47218988) .