James K. Jones
James K. JONES, died of a complication of troubles superinduced by
Bright's disease, at his home on Maple street, aged 81 years, 4 months
and 14 days.
He was born in Virginia August 14, 1816, but came west with his parents
when a young man and settled in Indiana where he received his education
and laid the foundation for that energy and thrift which characterized his later life.
He removed to Illinois in 1864 and settled in Jefferson county, where he engaged
in farming which he followed with success for some time. He built and for several
years operated the Opdyke mills, when he rented the property and retired from
business. He afterwards assumed the management of his milling interests, which
he conducted for four years when he sold out and came to Mt. Vernon where he
has since resided.
He was thrice married. His first wife, Hannah S. KELLER, was a native of Jennings
county, Ind., and died in this county in 1872. She was the mother of the following
children: Isabella STONEMETZ, Mary STRATTAN, Jesse D. and Frederick C.
JONES and Virginia KLINE. The second Mrs. JONES maiden name was Hannah
A. MONTGOMERY. She was a native of Ohio but was reared in Indiana. She died
in June, 1891, and in September of the following year he was married to Mary
KENNEDY, who survives him.
Funeral services will be held at the First M. E. church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning,
and the remains will be taken to Opdyke, on the 10:47 L & N train, for interment.
The funeral will be under the direction of Mt. Vernon lodge No. 31, A. F. & A. M.
Deceased was a very successful business man and leaves a large estate. He was a
member of the First M.E. church of this city. He was also a member of Mt. Vernon
lodge No. 31 A F & A M. In politics he was a Democrat.
April 29, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News
SUBMITTED BY: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera