DAVID M. JONES                              

Linn County Republic, Friday, June 8, 1917, Pg. 1

Died:  June 2, 1917




Old Time Mound City Citizen Passes Away

at Kincaid and Is Brought Here

for Burial.


  David M. Jones died at Kincaid last Saturday and was brought here for burial Monday.  Services were conducted at the Christian church by Rev. Ennefer of Pleasanton and the body was laid to rest in Woodland cemetery under the ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic.

  Mr. Jones was nearly eighty years old and was an old soldier.  He lived for many years in and near this city.  His wife Mr. Lou Jones, who for many years conducted a millinery store here, died about five years ago after having been retired from the business for several years.  A few years ago Mr. Jones went to Newton, where his sons, Frank and Clyde live.  For some time, however, he has made his home as Kincaid.  A large number of Kincaid people and other relatives and friends came over for the funeral Monday.

  David M. Jones was born in Clermont county, Ind., October 20, 1837.  In 1845 he was married to Miss Louamie VanBuskirk of Tipton, Ind., and two years later he and his wife came to Linn county, where they have lived until Mrs. Jones death.  Mr. Jones served three years during the Civil war in the First Indiana artillery, Co. K, his company being known as “Bracken’s Rangers.”

  For many years Mr. Jones has been a member of the Christian church.  Three years ago he removed his membership from the church here to Newton.

  Two sons, Frank and Clyde, who grew to manhood here, live at Newton and were here for the funeral.  A brother lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Mr. and Mrs. Jones while they lived here were held in the highest esteem.  They owned the farm east of town now occupied by W. P. McNees, where they were living when Mrs. Jones died.  He was an industrious man and a good citizen, such as help to maintain the high moral standard of the American people.

  The sons who are making good in the world, have the sympathy of the community, whose members share in their sorrow.