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Hugh O. Jones 1842-1915


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 3/21/2023 at 13:47:37

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, March 18, 1915
Page 1

Hugh O. Jones was born near Joliet, Illinois, February 3, 1838. His parents, Morris and Anna Jones, and family moved to Iowa in 1842 and settled on the farm now known as the John T. Jones farm. In his youth he worked out seven years breaking prairie with oxen. He was married to Miss Mary Thomas, September 14, 1865. She was the daughter of James and Anna Thomas of near Burlington, Iowa. They resided near Brighton, three years. They then moved south of Cotter where they lived the remainder of their days. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. Wm. T. Roberts, of near Cotter and a son named William who died in infancy. His wife preceded him in death August 14, 1895. His three brothers, John M., of Pleasant Grove, California; William N., of Lebo, Kansas; Joseph, of Colorado and one sister, Mrs. W. R. Jones of Wayne, Nebraska, also preceded him in death years ago.

March 7, 1899 he was married to Mrs. Jane Thomas who now survives him, mourning his death. He is also survived by his only daughter, Mrs. Wm Roberts and two grandchildren, Hughie William and Mary Anna, and one sister, Mrs. Rachel Williams, of Berkley, California, and two brothers, T. L. Jones of Lebo, Kansas and Robert B. Jones, of Spencer, Iowa. In addition to these relatives a host of friends will mourn his departure from this life. He had been failing in health for more than a year, but was seriously ill only few days. He died suddenly of heart trouble about 11:30 p. m. Sunday March 14, 1915, age 77 years, 1 month and 9 days. He was a faithful member of the Zion Welsh Congregational church, Long Creek. He became a church member early in life. He prospered as a farmer, became wealthy, provided wisely for the welfare of his family and died in the christian faith at peace with God and man. The funeral services were held at the home and Zion church Wednesday afternoon ans were conducted in Welsh and English by Rev. Lloyd Williams, of Oskaloosa and Rev. R. T. Richards of Cotter. The services were largely attended.


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