Wednesday, February 11, 2009

John W. Jones family - Madison County, Indiana

Today I sourced the John W. JONES family in the 1910 census of Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana. John was married to my maternal 2nd-great grandaunt, Margaret PIERCE daughter of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE.

John was listed as a 42 year old farmer who could read and write and owned his home free of mortgage. His marriage to Margaret was his second marriage, and they had been married for 7 years. John was listed as being born in Indiana, but the birthplace of his parents was simply given as 'United States'.

Margaret was listed as a 37 year old born in Indiana, with both parents born in Indiana. She was able to read and write, but had no occupation listed. This was her first marriage, and she was the mother of one child who was living.

Also living in the household were : Freda P. Jones, daughter, aged 14 years, born in Indiana and attending school; Layman S. Jones, son, aged 6 years, born in Indiana.

John W. JONES b. ca. 1868 Indiana, d. after 1920 census, m.(1) Huldah E. RETHERFORD March 23, 1894 Madison County, Indiana, m.(2) Margaret E. PIERCE March 1, 1903 Madison County, Indiana. Huldah was born ca. 1872 in Indiana and died December 11, 1901 Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana. Margaret was born April 1873 Madison County, Indiana and died June 11, 1923 Madison County, Indiana.
Children of John W. and Hulda E. (RETHERFORD) JONES :
i. Freda P. Jones b. 1896 Madison County, Indiana, d. after 1910 census
Children of John W. and Margaret E. (PIERCE) JONES :
ii. Layman S. Jones b. ca 1904 Madison County, Indiana
ii. Herman Jones
iii. Neal W. Jones b. August 14, 1914 Madison County, Indiana

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Obituary: Hazel (O'Bryant) Wright (1888-1916)

Source: Alexandria Times-Tribune, Alexandria, Indiana, Saturday, April 15, 1916, page 1.

Mrs. Jesse Wright Dies During Night

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford O'Bryant Passes Away at Home in Anderson
Relatives and friends of Mrs. Jesse Wright, formerly Miss Hazel O'Bryant, who was a popular and well known young lady of Alexandria, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford O'Bryant, residing on West Jefferson street, were shocked to learn last evening of her death at the home, 337 Madison Avenue, Anderson. Death came at 10:15 o'clock following a late sickness that dated back to Monday.

Mrs. Wright recovered from an illness a few weeks ago and came to Alexandria with her husband for a visit to relatives and to attend an entertainment of the Wabash Glee Club at the M.E. church. Shortly after returning to her home at Anderson she was taken ill again.

In 1907 Mrs. Wright graduated from the local high school. For sometime she was employed with the R.L. Leeson department store. She was married to Jesse Wright a mail clerk in the government service and they took up their home at Anderson. Mr.[sic] Wright was 28 years old. She was a member of the Tri-Kappa sorority in this city.

A father and mother, the husband and one brother, George O'Bryant, survive.

The funeral service will be held at the home in Anderson Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the Rev. George Winfrey and burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery south of the city.