Obit: Jones, Ada V. (1853 - 1914)

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Surnames: JONES COTTON WILLIAMS SKILES

----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 07/18/1914

Jones, Ada V. (28 APR 1853 - 15 JUL 1914)

Mrs. Samuel H. Jones died at her home near Nettleton's Corners Wednesday night, after a long illness. The funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. G. B. Haskell of Mondovi, will conduct the services.

(Follow on in 7/25/1914 Humbird Enterprise)

Ada Viola Cotton was born in the state of Ohio, April 28, 1853, and came with her parents to Garden Valley when about five years of age. The family were pioneer settlers there, driving through from La Crosse. Here she grew to womanhood. On Christmas Day of 1873, she was united in marriage to Samuel H. Jones at Louisville, Wis., and since that time they have made their home in this vicinity (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.), with the exception of a few years spent in the state of Washington and South Dakota.

To Mr. and Mrs. Jones was born one son, Durward, who passed from this life thirteen years ago at Bellingham, Wash., after reaching the age of manhood, leaving the parents childless in their old age.

Mrs. Jones came of a family of eight children, having five sisters and two brothers. Two sisters and one brother have preceded her in death. Her death occurred July 15, 1914, at the age of 61 years, 2 months and 27 days, after an illness of about three years' duration. There are left to mourn their loss, her faithful husband, and our sympathies go out to him as he is left to trod oife's pathway alone; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Williams of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Mary Skiles of Wane, Neb.; and one brother, Mr. Frank Cotton of New Mexico, besides a number of nieces and nephews and a large number of friends in the community in which she lived. Mrs. Jones was converted in early life and was a member of the M. E. Church of this village, although in later years being unable to enjoy its services on account of ill health. She was also a member of Humbird Chapter No. 109, Order of the Eastern Star. Her death removes another of the old settlers from our midst, and lessens the ranks of rapidly vanishing pioneers.

On Sunday afternoon the funeral services were held at her late home and were conducted by Rev. Geo. B. Haskell of Mondovi. The ladies quartet, composed of Mrs. C. H. Creviston, Mrs. Geo. Chenwoeth, Misses Simons and Brandstedter, rendered "Sweetly Resting,", "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me," and "Just Beyond." The burial was in the Houghtonburg Cemetery. T. J. Andrus, A. Fradenburg, F. Creviston, I. C. Houghton, W. H. Creviston, and Geo. Stanley acted as pallbearers. A large congregation of old friends and neighbors gathered at the home and followed the funeral cortege to the cemetery to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of the departed one.

Relatives from away who were there to attend the funeral were Mr. A. D. Wilson of Chippewa Falls; Mr. T. M. Hobbs of Iron River; Mr. and Mrs. Resco of Merrillan. The surviving sisters and brother were unable to be present. Among the intimate friends in attendance were Mr. Clarence Johnson, mother, and sister Mrs. Fulton, and others from Merrillan; Mr. Wm. Bradner of Fairchild; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Ringrose and son, and others from the Alma Center vicinity.

 

 


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