Obituary Record

Andrew Jones
Died on 9/28/1935
Buried in Herman Cemetery

5 Sept., 1935 - The Enterprise


Andrew Jones was born May 26, 1846 in Calhoun county, Indiana and died at Grand Island, Nebraska August 28, 1935, aged 89 years, 3 months and 2 days.

At an early age he was orphaned by the death of both parents and was reared by friends and relatives. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in Company I Sixth Michigan artillery and served with this company until he was discharged on account of sickness. After regaining his health he re-enlisted in Company A Twelfth Michigan Infantry and served until the close of the war.

He made his home at Oata, Indiana, and there was married to Miss Lucy Cross. She preceded him in death in August, 1930. To them were born three sons and a daughter: Wilford, Fred, Hubert and Elva May. None survive except Fred of Stromsberg, Nebraska. Besides these he leaves six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nephews.

The family came to Nebraska from Indiana in the winter of 1880, and this has since been his home. At the time of his marriage he and his wife united with the Baptist church, and he has held that membership since.

Mr. Jones, with his family, lived in Herman for a number of years. He built and occupied the home now owned by John Larson. From here they moved to Blair where they resided for several years until, because of the failing health of Mrs. Jones, they went to live at the old soldiers home at Burkett. It was here that Mr. Jones passed away.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Herman Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of Rev. T. J. Reese of Blair, assisted by Rev. C. C. Norlin. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Mrs. George Lowe, C. R. Gray and Fred Robertson with Miss Louise Larson at the piano. Interment was in the Herman cemetery.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 9/5/1935