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JONES, Mary P. (Jones)


SOURCE NOTATION:
    Cambria Freeman, 9 Aug 1907, Contributed by Patty Millich

Mrs. Benjamin Jones

Mary P. Jones, wife of Ex-County Commissioner Benjamin Jones, died at the Jones home, one mile and a half north of Ebensburg, along the Carrolltown road in Cambria Township, between 1 and 2 o'clock Saturday morning, aged sixty-four years, five months and two days. Mrs. Jones' health began to fail about New Year's but she was able to be around until a few weeks ago, when she took her bed. The cause of her demise was disease of the spleen.

The deceased was born at Ebensburg March 1, 1843, and was the youngest of a family of six boys and two girls. Her sister, Mrs. Eliza Walters, widow of Dr. Walter Winston Walters, who lives in Johnstown, was at her bedside during her late illness. David J. Jones, her only surviving brother, resides at No. 2, Venango street, Westmont. The brothers who preceded Mrs. Jones to the grave were the Hon. John P. Jones who died at Terra Alta, W. Va., on September 20, 1900; and Thomas D. Jones, a veteran of the Eleventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, who expired at Dayton, O., on March 18, 1902. Another brother, Daniel D. Jones served in Company A, Cambria Guards. He died May 5, 1864. Two other brothers died in infancy.

The parents of Mrs. Benjamin Jones, Daniel J. and Mary David Jones, were natives of South Wales, where her father was born on May 9, 1806, and her mother on May 28, 1801. They were married in February, 1839, and seven years later Daniel J. Jones came to America, leaving his wife and four children in Wales. Two years later they also crossed the Atlantic and joined their husband and father in Pittsburg, where they remained until April, 1840, when the family located in Ebensburg. Mr. Jones died in September, 1893, and his wife August 2, 1875.

Mary P. Jones was baptized by the Rev. David Lewis, a minister of the Welsh Presbyterians. She attended subscription schools at the county seat for a number of years and after having received a fair education, remained at home [words missing]. She joined the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church in girlhood and has since been a consistent member both in principle and practice. The farm on which she died was bequeathed to her by her father. She and Benjamin Jones were married at Ebensburg on June 20, 1877, by the Rev. John Hughes, a Calvinistic Minister. Mr. Jones survives her, but no children.

The funeral took place at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. William Bryn Jones of the Ebensburg Calvinist Methodist church, her pastor, conducted the obsequies. The remains were laid to rest in Lloyd Cemetery. A large member of relatives from Johnstown and the surrounding vicinity attended the services.

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