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May 9, 1913
David Jones, A Pioneer of County Died Yesterday
David Jones

Yesterday (Thursday) morning witnessed the passing away of another pioneer after but a few days illnessóDavid Alexander Jones.

He was born in Dart county, Ohio July 30th 1836. He came to Cedar township, this county, in 1856 with his parents. He was married to Hulda J. Bradley, Dec. 23, 1858, in Cedar township. Five children were born to this union, Mrs. Ora Wean, who died a year ago last December; Frank L, Trinidad, Colorado; Elmer W., Spokane, Washington; Clark B., who died in Cedar Rapids about a month ago, and Cora, who has been keeping house for her father.

Mr. Jones enlisted in Co. D, 28th Iowa volunteer infantry in 1862. He was taken sick at St. Louis with spinal meningitis and was sent home. His wife died Feb. 7, 1898.

He has taken sick with indigestion Tuesday, May 6, and died Thursday morning following. Besides his children one brother, Calvin G. Jones, of La Porte, survives him.

It was impossible to announce the time of the funeral services yesterday as the children who are at distant points were not heard from.
Submitted on Sun Oct 2 11:42:25 2005 by
Cheri Daniels-Lee,

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Waterloo Daily Courier; February 23, 1950

Ella Jones

Vinton - Mrs. Ella Stanley Jones, 80, widow of Millard Jones, a native of Benton county, Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Thorup, Benton Harbor, Mich.; rites Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Miller funeral home at Vinton; burial in Maplewood cemetery here; born Oct. 4, 1869 to Mr. and Mrs. John Stanley, Garrison farmers; following her marriage to Millard Jones they were Vinton residents for many years before locating at Sac City where Mr. Jones was identified with the corn canning industry; some years ago they returned to Vinton; for several years Mrs. Jones had lived with her daughter; leaves Mrs. Thorup, five grandchildren; one son preceeded her in death.

{Submitter comment: Newspaper extract - not related}

Submitted on 16-Nov-2010 by
John Shuck,

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Vinton Review; May 2, 1918
Erastus Jones

Erastus Jones, a life long resident of Shellsburg and vicinity, passed away at his home at that place Wednesday at 1:30p.m. He was about 60 years of age and his death was due to rheumatism.

He is survived by four children, Mrs. Belle Yates, of Palo; Mrs. Lizzie Shannon and Baxter Jones of Shellsburg, and Dr. Thomas Strawn, of Des Moines. His wife died when the youngest son, Thomas, was a small boy, and the later was raised by an aunt and given her last name. He is also survived by three brothers, and three sisters; Paul Jones, of Estherville; David, of Shellsburg, Senathan, of Palo; Mrs. Lizzie Strawn, Mrs. Belle Lewis, and Mrs. Lucy Cross, of Shellsburg.

Since the death of his wife Mr. Jones had lived alone a great deal of the time. He was a man well known and liked and will be missed in the community where he has lived so long. Funeral arrangements have not been completed at this time.

{Submitter comment: additional information from Strawn cemetery records of birth, death, no stone, wife buried in Mo.}

Submitted on 29-Aug-2010 by
Martha Long,

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February 11, 1898
Obituary for Huldah J. Jones
Huldah J. Jones

Mrs. David Jones died Monday night and the funeral services were held on Wednesday.
Submitted on Oct 2, 2005 by
Cheri Daniels-Lee,

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Oldest resident of Norway community died
Ida Jones

Mrs. Ida Jones, daughter of King Parker and Asenath Taylor, was born on March 17, 1865, near Bushnell, Ill., and died at Virginia Gay hospital in Vinton on Friday, Jan. 1, 1965, at 12:30 p.m. at the age of 99 years, nine months and 15 days. In 1872, at the age of seven years, she came with her family in horse-drawn covered wagons to Iowa. She recalled her mother handled the reins as she drove one of the schooners across the rolling Iowa prairies. After three weeks of travel, the family reached the frame house located on a Clarke county homestead previouly purchased by her father.

Mrs. Jones received her education in schools of that county and attended normal training college then located at Garden Grove and Shenandoah. She taught her first school at the age of 16 years.

She was married to Joseph Oliver Jones on May 6, 1889, and they were the parents of four children, Everette K., deceased, Osecola, Mrs. H. O. (Ruth) Schloeman, Norway, Paul O. and Mrs. Home (Dorothy) Grant, both of Vacaville, Calif. Mrs. Jones is also survived by five grandchildren, Mrs. John (Wanda)Jensen, Council Bluffs, Everette K. Jones, Jr., Iowa City, Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Harvey and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Gideon, both of Vacaville, Calif., and Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) McDowell, Vinton; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, her husband and a son, Everette K., an Osceola attorney for 45 years.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and maintained her membership in Ophir chapter 267, Order of Eastern Star, Davis-Pence unit of American Legon auxilliary, all of Oscola, and was an honorary member of the W.S.C.S. of the Methodist church, Norway.

She enriched her life and that of others around her with appreciation of the beuties of nature expressed by her love and work for flowers and her art works done in oils and pastels. At the age of 75 years she attended a summer session at the Cumming's art school in Des Moines. She was a remarkable student of the Bible, history and literature, maintained a keen interest in community and world affairs and political comment. For some time she had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schloeman, Norway.

Memorial services were held at the Norway Methodist church on Monday, Jan. 4, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. T. D. Hersey in charge. Interment was in Maple Hill cemetery, Osceola.

Pallbearers were Homer Monk, Milo Melberg, Sidney Wiese, Robert Montague, Donald Trumbull and Evard Montague.

Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Jones from a distance were: Paul O. Jones and Mrs. Homer Grant, Vacaville, Calif., Mrs. Everette K. Jones, Osceola; and Mrs. Everette K. Jones, Jr., Iowa City and Mr. and Mrs. Jack McDowell, Vinton.
Submitted on Mar 5, 2005 by
Nancy Montague,

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