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Mrs. W. T. Jones, Pioneer
Settler Passes Away

Margaret Ellen Brand was born in the state of Ohio Oct. 28, 1852 and departed from this life Sept. 16, 1926 at Omaha, Nebr., at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 19 days.

She was married to William Taylor Jones in Illinois June 2nd, 1873. To this union nine children were born, 3 boys and 6 girls, of whom seven still survive her. Two having died in infancy, and her husband departed from this life April 21, 1910 at Farnam.

She will be remembered as being one of the early settlers of Frontier County, Nebraska, coming here in 1885. She had made her home in this state until the last nine years when she moved to Council Bluffs, Ia., where she made her home with her daughter Mrs. Eva Damitz and Miss Ida Jones up to the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn their loss, one sister, Mrs. S. F. Hazen, of Farnam, Nebraska, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and the seven children who are; Mrs. Fannie Hampson, Tilden, Neb., William Jones, Tilden, Nebr., Edward T. Jones, Council Bluffs, Ia., Helen Westlinder, Los Angeles, Calif., Grover C. Jones, Farnam, Nebr., Mrs. Eva Damitz, Council Bluffs, Ia., Miss Ida Jones, Council Bluffs, Ia.

Short services were held at Cutler’s Chapel in Council Bluffs, Iowa Friday afternoon at 4: o’clock. Services were conducted by Rev. R. Borton pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Later the body was shipped to Farnam, Neb. where funeral services were held in the Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Chas. Johnson, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene of Curtis, Nebr. He took his text from John 3:16. A mixed quartette consisting of Mesdames S. D. Ralston, W. G. Parker and Messers Dan and Harry McNickle rendered two beautiful songs entitled, “Tell Mother I’ll Be There” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.” Mrs. Harold Cameron accompanist.

The pallbearers were: S. K. Brown, W. G. Parker, S. B. Cameron, A. Gewecke, J. B. Rice and John Roberts.

The remains were laid to rest in the Farnam cemetery.

Mother darling, you have left us, and your form we will see no more, but we all shall hope to join you on that bright and shining shore.

The Farnam Echo, 39(46):6 Thursday, Sept. 23, 1926

Published: 9/25/2020 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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