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Nelson Gazette
Nuckolls County, Nebraska
September 22, 1914

OLD CITIZEN PASSES OVER

John Elliott JONES was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on September 18th, 1847, and died in Ruskin, Nebraska, September 11, 1914, aged 66 years, 11 months, and 24 days.

In the Fall of 1857 he moved with his parents to McClean county, Illinois, where he was married on the 23d of January, 1877, to Laura HIGGINS who preceded him in death, January 31st, 1913. To this union were born three daughters and one son, the latter dying in infancy.

Mr. JONES moved to Ringgold county, Iowa, in the Fall of 1877, and remained there until 1879, when he came to Nuckolls county, Nebraska, and resided there until his decease.

During three presidential administrations Mr. JONES was postmaster at Ruskin and proved himself a loyal, conscientious and efficient servant of the government and of the patrons of the office. In many ways he was honorably identified with the public interests of the town and community and always discharged his duties faithfully and fearlessly. For years he was in charge of the Lincoln Grain Co.'s elevator at this place and his business career is without a stain or a discourtesy. He was a worthy membor of the Oddfellow and Modern Woodmen lodges to the last.

He leaves to mourn his death, three daughters - Mrs. Frank HOPKIRK, Mrs. C. W. EDWARDS and Miss Alice JONES, all of Ruskin; two sisters - Mrs. Chas. HOLLIBAUGH of Waynesville, Illinois; and Mrs. Retta JACKSON of Heyworth, Illinois; and one brother - Thos. T. JONES of Normal, Illinois.

The Methodist Espicopal church of which the decease was an active and honored member, was crowded Monday afternoon when the funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. W. BAIR. The local Oddfellow lodge was represented by a large delegation who assisted in the services at the cemetery where the remains were tenderly laid away.

Very genuine and extended is the grief over the loss of this good man from among us and the sincere sympathy of the community is felt and shown for those who are bereaved. - Ruskin News.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010

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