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 Mary Harris “Mother” Jones

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Mary Harris “Mother” Jones

  • Birth 1 May 1830 County Cork, Ireland
  • Death 30 Nov 1930 Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Mount Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 552

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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."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 552
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (1 May 1830–30 Nov 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 552, citing Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .