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 John Morgan Mordecai-Jones

John Morgan Mordecai-Jones

Birth
Wales
Death 6 Jul 1913 (aged 47–48)
Athboy, County Meath, Ireland
Burial Athboy, County Meath, Ireland
Memorial ID 98345110 · View Source
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Born in Brecon, Wales 1865 to Mordecai Jones and Margaret Price, a direct descendent of King Prydach, a famous Welsh ruler. Educated at Christ Church in Brecon, then embarked on a 5 year hunt through th Pacific North West. After the hunt was over, he returned to Wales to settle his parents estate. After his Army duty was over and his parents estates settled, in 1893 he married Gwennlian Price, and had 3 sons, and then went to the White Salmon valley he enjoyed so much. There he planted an orchard which was the start of the booming apple industry in the White Salmon Valley. He also built the Hunter's Hill Hunting Lodge and entertained many gentleman hunters from England and Ireland. On one of his frequent trips to attend business matter, John Morgan Modecai-Jones died at Clifton Lodge, Ireland.

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MORDECAI JONES is a popular citizen of Klickitat county, residing at "Hunter's Hill," near Husum postoffice, eleven miles north of White Salmon. He was born in Brecon, Wales,
September 17, 1865, and was the only son of Mordecai and Margaret (Price) Jones, both of whom are now deceased. The elder Jones was magistrate in his native county for some forty years, and in addition performed other public duties involving equal responsibility, at one time being solicited to enter parliament, but absolutely refusing to do so. He died in 1880, having spent the greater part of his life in public service. Margaret (Price) Jones was born in Wales in 1824, and died in 1885, ner entire life-time having been spent in the land of her nativity. Her mother was a direct descendant of King Prydach, a ruler famous in the history of Wales. Mordecai grew to the age of eighteen in Wales, receiving an excellent education at Christ College, Brecon, which was calculated to fit him for service in the army. When he was eighteen his mother died, after which he decided to renounce the military career open to him and come to the United States. Being in possession of means he did not find it necessary to engage in business in America, but gave himself to the pursuit of pleasure. For five years following his arrival he hunted continually. His hunting expeditions led him from Montana to the Pacific coast, and thence into British Columbia, where he spent some time on the Canoe river. Discontinuing this pastime he returned to England, where for several years he was busily engaged in making disposal of property, the care of which devolved upon him. After effecting adjustment of these affairs he was prevailed upon to enter the army. Thus it happened that, in spite of the decision of his youth not to mingle in mill-tary affairs, he experienced six years of service with the First South Wales Border Volunteer Battalion, receiving a commission as an officer, and at the time of discharge being captain. Immediately upon his release from service he returned to the United States, arriving in October, 1896. Though his predilection for hunting was as strong as ever, he did not this time engage in the pastime on quite so large a scale as formerly, but purchasing his present farm, he immediately began to get it into shape for cultivation. He now has fifty acres cleared, and a fine apple orchard set out, the fruit being of the valued commercial varieties. Mr. Jones was married, November 23, 1892, to Miss Gwennllian Price, residing at the time of marriage in Wales. She was born in Wales in 1863, the daughter of Rev. John Price, a clergyman of the Church of England, and Harrett (Parry) Price. The father was born in 1836 and is still living, being at present the rector of Llanveigan parish. He traces his ancestry as far back as the fifteenth century, several of his progenitors being persons well known in the history of England and Wales. Harrett Price, the mother, was born in 1846, and is living today. Children that have been born to the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Jones are Ion, born November 23, 1893 ; Felix Temple, April 9, 1895; Guy G., July 31, 1896. Fraternally, Mr. Jones is affiliated with the Masons, and in religion with the Church of England. He is somewhat independent in politics, usually granting his influence to that cause which he deems most worthy. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones are naturalized citizens of the United States, Mrs. Jones being the first woman to take out naturalization papers at The Dalles, Oregon. Though a farmer and horticulturist, Mr. Jones is a hunter as well, never having in the least relinquished his preference for this pastime. He keeps a kennel of hounds, and is always on hand when a hunt is projected. Mrs. Jones is a marksman of no mean ability, and has personally slain two bears. Her husband has a little the best of her on this score, however, he having killed one hundred and forty-three.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 98345110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Morgan Mordecai-Jones (1865–6 Jul 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98345110, citing Saint James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .