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JONES, Jane (Hughes)

    Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 5 Oct 1911, Contributed by Elizabeth B. Etzell


The funeral of the late Mrs. Jane (Hughes) Jones, the beloved wife of Mr. John R. Jones, a foremost farmer of South Ebensburg, who died after a serious operation at the Memorial Hospital at Johnstown, September 27, was held last Sunday afternoon, October 1st, and despite the inclemency of the weather, it was one of the largest ever seen in this community. The services at the house and at the grave were conducted by Rev. J. Jenkins of Ebensburg, assisted by Rev. G. Daviesof Johnstown. Interment in Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg, PA.

The deceased was born Nov. 15, 1850 , in Madog Township, Angleshire, North Wales, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hughes. At the age of twenty she united in marriage with John R. Jones. This union was blessed with eight children, of whom five are living --three sons and two daughters: Hugh D., near Portage; Mrs. Margaret Roberts, Portage; Mrs Samuel Fetyer, Johnstown; John W., Oklahoma; and William I. at home. In August,1833 she followed her husband to the United States and settled down in Cassandra, PA. After a brief season they moved onto Kirby's place between Wilmore and Portage. In two years they bought Scott Roberts' place, near the new dam, which they sold to their son, Hugh, and bought Thomas Hughes' place, where the family now resides.

She was one of the best of wives, an affectionate mother, and a good neighbor. Her friends and acquaintenances were many. People from Lilly, Portage, Johnstown and Pittsburg came to pay the last tribute to the remains. At an early age she gave her heart to Christ and was a faithful member of his church through life. She died with a firm faith in God and an abiding conviction of the soul's imortality.

She was one of those old-fashioned mothers who spent her strength lavishly in efforts to bring up her children, and succeeded, with her in securing a comfortable home to rest in peace between the fatigue of life and the graves.

But lo! the sudden, urgent and startling call came ere she reached the evil days. "Ye have tarried long enough in this mount," and her spirit left the tenement of clay, and stepped into the waiting chariot and was gone. Gone to be forever with her Lord and the souls of the just made perfect. Gone to the mansion prepared for her by her blessed and glorified Saviour. There to await the resurrection morn.

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