Friday, September 12, 2014

Obituary with Photo 1909 --Maria Price Jones

Very seldom do the early obituaries have a photo to accompany the text.  The researchers were intrigued to find one in the daily newspaper of 1909, especially since it was of a woman. 

Lawrenceville Republican Thursday, April 15, 1909 Obituary
Maria Catherine Price was born November 30, 1845 in Bond Township in the house where Squire Amasa  Roberts now resides. She was united in marriage to Lewis Jones, October 22, 1865. Thus their happy married life lasted about 44 years. To them were born, six children – three sons and three daughters. Two daughters, Mrs. C.A. Maxwell and Mrs. Frank Miles, and one son Gilbert Jones, are still living, two sons and one daughter dying in infancy.

Maria Price Jones 1909
She became a Christian and united with the old McNeece (now Pleasant Ridge) Christian church in June or July of 1862 being baptized the same day as was her betrothed future husband Lewis Jones, just below the old Jones bridge in Brushy Fork Creek. She leaves a husband, two daughters, one son, 10 grandchildren, one brother James Price of Lawrenceville and four sisters Mrs. H A. Clubb, Mrs. A. L. Erwin and Mrs. William Musgrave of Lawrenceville, and Mrs. Milton Wampler of Bicknell, Indiana. The funeral services were held at the Pleasant Ridge Christian church conducted by Rev. Moyer of Russellville, assisted by Rev. Holmes of Lawrenceville, and Rev. Day of St. Francisville. Interment was made at the Pollard cemetery.