Reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday,6/15/1899


There was an awful solemn pause,
Upon that lonesome day;
Friends were befolding nature's laws,
When Lizzie passed away

Lizzie, the kind and affectionate wife of our esteemed and respected friend and citizen, James D. Jones, departed this life on Friday morning June 9th, after a brief illness leaving behind a dutiful and loving husband, two tender and innocent children, one brother and four sisters to mourn her untimely death.

The funeral took place from their residence one mile southeast of the city on the farm formerlly owned by "Uncle" George Hallenbeck. A very large concourse of their friends congregated to pay their last respects and to hear the funeral discourse which was delivered by Rev. Ballard of the Friends church of this city.

Mrs. Lizzie Jones nee Miller, was born near Davis City, Harrison county, Mo., Aug. 27, 1871. She was united in marriage with James D. Jones on the 5th day of September, 1894, and at the time of her death was 27 years, 8 months and 12 days old. She was a niece of our estimable townman "Uncle Dick" Miller.


Date of death Friday, June 9, 1899

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