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JONES, Thomas J. 1834-1896


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/2/2019 at 06:50:49

Jones--Died, at his home in Grundy Center, Iowa, Friday, January 10, 1896, Thomas J. Jones, aged 62 years.

Thomas J. Jones was born at Utica, N.Y., April 12, 1834. When four years old he removed with his parents to Stephenson, Co., Ill. Here he grew into manhood, assisting his father in clearing the farm and bringing the rich timbered land into cultivation. When twenty years of age he married Mary Hart and forty-two years they shared the joys and comforts, the sorrows and reverses of this uncertain world until the Master called him to his rest. Seven years of married life they spent in Stephenson Co., Ill.

In 1860 they united with the Brethren Church at Yellow Creek, Ill. In 1861 he moved to Butler Co., Ia., where he remained until 1864. He then moved to Benton Co., Ia. In that same year he was made a deacon in the Brethren Church, in which office he worked faithfully until the Father bade him cease.

In 1870 he moved to Grundy County, where he tilled the soil until 1875. In the fall of 1875 he moved into the house where he died. Of his life here in Grundy Center, little need be said. His upright life and his faithful labors for God and the church will be remembered by his numerous friends and need no feeble words of comment to make them appear beautiful. When his last suffering compelled him to be absent from the services of God's House his greatest desire was to go and be with Jesus where hours of worship never cease

His death was caused by cancer in the stomach and he had been suffering more or less for ten years with it. Through all his suffering no word of complaint fell from his lips, but he said it was the Lord's will he would try and bear it.

His aged mother, four sisters and one brother survive him. Three little boys preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters to mourn his departure. He was 61 years, 9 months and 29 days old at the time of his decease.

Funeral services were conducted by Elder H. P. Strickler and Rev. C. M. Garner. The subject of the discourse by Rev. Garner was taken from II Kings 22:1 and Rev. 14:13.

--Grundy County Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 January 1896, pg 4


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