Thursday, June 15, 1916
Thomas J. Jones was born in Monmouth, England, March 10th, 1840. March 25th, 1862, he was married to Miss Catherine Jinkens. To this union were born four children; two sons and two daughters, one only still survives. In 1869 Mr. Jones came with his family, from England to Virden, Illinois; there his wife and three children died. From Virden he moved with his daughter to Bloomington, Ill., and later to Nebraska. After his daughter was married, Mr. Jones moved to Leeds, S. D. There he was married again. In 1909 his second wife died and in 1911 he came to Payette to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. James O'Haleron. Died June 10th, 1916. In 1874 he professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church. He has been a faithful husband, a loving father and devoted Christian. His funeral was conducted Monday afternoon in the Baptist church by the pastor. The remains were laid to rest in the River Side Cemetery.