JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Minnie M. JONES, daughter of S. W. and Mary A. Jones, 
was born Feb. 1, 1866, in Jefferson county, near her late home. 
Departed this life Sept. 27, 1917, aged 51 years, 7 months and 
26 days. 
She was married to W. S. PAYNE November 16, 1892; to this union 
were born 3 sons, 2 of whom died in infancy. She leaves to mourn 
her untimely death one son, Howard, Jones, and a heart broken husband, 
one sister and three brothers; father and mother, two sisters and two 
brothers having preceded her to the great beyond. 
She was a member of the First Baptist church, of Mt. Vernon, at the
time of her death. 

Mrs. W. S. PAYNE died last night at
10 o'clock at the Egyptian hospital, to which 
institution she had been taken about 10 o'clock 
yesterday morning to be operated on for locked bowels. 
She was taken sick Saturday night. Her death comes as 
a shock to the family and her many friends, very few 
of whom knew she had been stricken with illness. 
The family moved late in the spring to the farm about 4
miles from Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Payne is survived by her 
husband, one son and a girl they took into the family
some time ago, and the following named brothers and sisters: 
Dr. W. A. JONES, Mountain Grove, Mo.; George and Clark Jones, 
and Mrs. Ed WALKER, Mt. Vernon. 
The funeral will be held Saturday at West Salem church 
at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Jesse WELLS, 
of this city. 

October 3, 1917 Mt. Vernon Register  
Submitted by 
Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
(no relation to above) 





 
 
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