J. P. Jones

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 9, 1890 page 5
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Mr. J. P. Jones Dead
One Of Cartersville’s Prominent Young Business Men Passes Away.

One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in Cartersville in many a day is that of Mr. J. P. Jones at a little after four o’clock yesterday morning.

Mr. Jones’ health began failing about four months ago and when he soon became so feeble that he had to abandon his business the fearful truth dawned upon his people and friends that he was a victim of galloping consumption. He continued slowly failing until death came at the time above stated.

Mr. Jones was born in Chattooga county, being the son of Mr. R. W. Jones, a prominent and much respected citizen of that county, and was 29 years of age. He came to this county about seven years ago and with his brother commenced the mercantile business at Cass Station, the firm being Jones Brothers. They soon moved to Cartersville where they were successful for several years and Mr. T. R. Jones retiring, the business fell into the hands of Mr. J. P. Jones.

His unflagging energies and strict attention to business soon gained for his establishment a place in the foremost rank of our business institutions.

As a man, he was prompt to all obligations, kind to and considerate with his employees, and affable to all with whom he came in contact.

He was a member of the Methodist church from his youth, and was devoted to all his duties, living consistently up to the laws of the church and his Maker. In his last hours he showed the most pronounced signs of a great triumph religiously, courting death as something he was not afraid to meet. He will be missed in the community as a citizen, as a friend, and as a devoted husband and father by the wife and two little ones he leaves behind.

His funeral takes place today at 2 o’clock, and a large concourse will follow his remains to their last place of rest in Oak Hill Cemetery.


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