Ethel Belle <I>Rands</I> Jones

Ethel Belle Rands Jones

Porter County, Indiana, USA
Death 5 Feb 1980 (aged 84)
Porter County, Indiana, USA
Burial Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 67904537 · View Source
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Daughter of Joseph Rands.

Wife of John Alva Jones.

Mother of John Rands Jones.

Ethel was a long-time teacher of Portage.

According to the Porter County Library website:

Died Ethel Belle Jones on 2/5/1980 at 84 of Jackson Twp - Vidette Messenger issue 2/6/1980. Her obituary was found in Chesterton Tribune on 2/6/1980.

The death date on the gravestone is wrong!

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He [Joseph Rands] was married April 22, 1894, to Mary Marquardt, who was born in Michigan City, June 10, 1857, a daughter of Julius and Ernestina Wiese. She was married first to Jacob Thune, and was the mother of three children: Ella, wife of Edward Sears; Flora, wife of John Knapp; and Arthur, who is unmarried.

To this second marriage of each there was born one daughter, Ethel B., who showed remarkable proclivity for study; She graduated from the common schools at the age of thirteen, and from the Valparaiso high school when fifteen years old. She took a course at Valparaiso University and is now engaged in teaching in Jackson township.

Source: History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests, 1912.

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Thank you Ron Trigg for the picture of the gravestone!

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  • Created by: Eva Hopkins
  • Added: 4 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67904537
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel Belle Rands Jones (19 Aug 1895–5 Feb 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67904537, citing Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Eva Hopkins (contributor 47159848) .