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JONES, Martha M. (Reese)

    Cambria Freeman, 23 Aug 1907, Contributed by Patty Millich

Death of Mrs. Martha M. Jones

One of the oldest and best known residents of Johnstown passed away Monday at 1:30 a.m. in the person of Mrs. Martha M. Jones, who died at her home at No. 115 McConaughy Street, Fifteenth Ward, aged eighty-three years. Her death was due to old age. She had enjoyed fairly good health until a short time ago and about eight days ago was compelled to take her bed. After that she sank rapidly until her death.

The deceased whose maiden name was Martha Reese, was born in Ebensburg and was the daughter of Thomas and Ellen Reese, both of whom have passed to their reward many years ago. She was married in 1848 to Robert Jones who was killed twenty-one years ago while at work at one of the blast furnaces of the Cambria Steel Company, having been crushed under a large piece of ore which fell upon him.

Shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Jones were married they moved into a house on what was known as the "Island," where the Gautier Mills are now located. From there they moved to McConaughy Street, where Mrs. Jones died.

Mrs. Jones is survived by the following children: Mary, wife of August Aust; and Ida, wife of Robert Watson of Cincinnati, O.; Alice, wife of Rowland Karchmer of Brosser Hollow; and Clara, wife of Jacob Owens of Washington Street. Two children died in infancy and Samuel R., a son, died six months ago at his home in Pittsburg. The deceased is also survived by twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren and the following sisters: Mrs. Jane Ann Tudor of Ebensburg and Mrs. Catharine Eykes of Butler County. Ellen Davis, wife of Thomas Davis, a sister, and Thomas Reese, a brother, died at Ebensburg about ten years ago.

The funeral took place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Jones' residence with interment in Grand View cemetery.

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