Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Alpha Jones Died Suddenly at Rural Home

Source: Alexandria Times-Tribune, Alexandria, Indiana, Monday, December 17, 1934, page 1.

Alpha Jones Dies Suddenly At Rural Home

Widely Known Alexandria Resident Victim Heart Attack

Alpha Jones, 71, widely known Monroe township farmer and a resident of Alexandria and the immediate community for many years, died suddenly of a heart attack just before noon today at his home two miles north and a mile and a quarter east of Alexandria.

Although he had been under the care of a physician for several weeks, his condition had not been such as to confine him to the house and he was up and about as usual this morning. He was seated in a chair in the living room when the fatal stroke came upon him, and was dead when a physician who was hurridly[sic] summoned reached the Jones home.

The body was brought to the Davis and Stricler funeral home, and will remain their until preparations have been completed for the funeral and burial.

Mr. Jones owned a valuable farm northeast of the city and lived there for many years. He retired from active farm work six years ago and moved to his property at 419 North Canal street. Last year he and Mrs. Jones, who was Miss Amanda Hawkins before her marriage, decided to return to the farm, and their grandson, Harold Day, and his family, moved there with him.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Day, of West Broadway, two grandsons, Harold and Alpha Day, and two great grandchildren, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Day.

Note : William Alpha Jones was the first married to my maternal 2nd-great grandaunt, Elizabeth Wright (1863-1882), who died in childbirth.

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