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Biography of John Adams Jones

John Adams Jones. While the main work of his life for over twenty years had been education, and he had served fourteen years as superintendent of the city schools of Highland, Mr. Jones had many other interests and ties to connect him with that thriving town of Doniphan County. Besides his position as a Kansas educator, all the older base ball fans who followed the fortunes of the teams in the Western League know the name of Mr. Jones as a former pitcher and one of the steadiest and most resourceful players of the national pastime. Mr. Jones was born at Edinburg, Indiana, October 29, 1874, but had lived in Kansas since he was ten years of age. The Jones family traces its lineage back to Wales, and in the earlier generations they settled in Ohio and from there moved to Indiana. Mr. Jones is a grandson of Isaac Jones, who in the early days had a farm in Brown County, Indiana, and lived there until his death in 1886. W. F. Jones, father of John A., was born in Brown County, Indiana, in 1852, grew up and married there and entered actively upon his vocation as a farmer. In 1884 he removed to Elk County, Kansas, locating on a farm near Howard and developing his land from practically a virgin state. In 1908 he retired and had since lived at Fredonia. Politically he is a democrat. W. F. Jones married Elizabeth Woodsides, who was born in Johnson County, Indiana, in 1850. Their children are: Dillard, a photographer living in Oklahoma; John A.; Clarence, who died at the age...

Coy, Ira Mathew – Obituary

Ira M. Coy, 90 years old, 402 Keeley Street died at his home at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday [September 9, 1964]. He had been an Edinburg rural mail carrier for 34 years having retired in 1939. Mr. Coy was born Sept. 24, 1873, in Bartholomew County. He married in early life Vinnie McQueen and later married Barbara Ott who survives. Mr. Coy had been active in the Edinburg Methodist Church for many years. He was a member of the Taylorsville Red Men’s Lodge. Survivors include his wife, and children, Mrs. James Stout and Raymond Coy of Franklin, Mrs. Edith Coy of Edinburg, Ezra D. Coy of Miami, Fla., Dwight L. Coy and Mrs. Thomas Winter of Detroit, Mich. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren 28 great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. L. A. Wirey of Franklin. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Edinburg Methodist church. Rev. B. J. Renner will officiate. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mutz Funeral Home after 2 pm. Friday. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.,. Saturday. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Contributed by: Shelli...

Compton, Moses – Obituary

Mode [Moses] D. Compton, fifty-nine years old, well known in this county and city, was found dead in bed early Saturday morning [July 19, 1919] by his wife, who had gone to awaken him at his home one mile east of Edinburg, in Johnson County. Mr. Compton attended the races at Edinburg, Friday, and enjoyed the day. A stroke of apoplexy was said to have been the cause of his death, according to a statement of Dr. Sheek, Johnson County coroner. He was born near Lewis Creek, Selby County, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Compton. Five years previous to the past March he had lived on the Harry Compton farm two and one-half miles northwest of Fairland. Recently he purchased the small farm near Edinburg where he was living when his death came. He was married twice, his first wife being Mrs. Laura Mitchell, to whom seven children were born. One son died the past March of influenza. The others who survive the father are Roscoe and James, both of near Edinburg and Mrs. George Holdcraft, Mrs. Lucy Hayes, of near Edinburg, and Misses Tressie and Helen Compton at home. A sister, Mrs. Helen Watts, also survives. He was married the second time to Miss Anna Bills, who survives. He was a man of exceptionally strong character and one to whom persons were easily attracted. Contributed by: Shelli...

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