|Published in the Blair Republican 1880|
Died at his residence in Blair, at 6 o’clock P.M. on Monday, November 8th: Isaac Newton Jones, in the thirty-ninth year of his age.
The funeral took place on Tuesday P.M. from the M E Church, Rev. W.F. Warren officiating.
The members of the G.A.R. took charge of the body and buried it with the honors of the order.
Professor I.N. Jones was born at Bethel, Ontario County, N.Y. in December 1840.
Left an orphan at an early age, by his own industry and perseverance he succeeded in acquiring for himself a liberal education, and while yet in his teens he began teaching, and with few intermissions, his life has been devoted to education.
He moved to Richmond, Macomb County, Michigan, in 1861, and in the fall of 1862 enlisted in Company D 5th Michigan Cavalry. During the war he was taken prisoner and served eighteen months of his time in the prison pens of the South. He was confined in no less than six southern prisons, and from that time to this day, dred discases (these two words were typed as printed) have preyed upon his system.
His taking away thus in the prime of life adds another name to the long list of victims of Amersonville (sp?).
He married the wife, who survives him at Three River, Michigan in 1866.
In August 1875, he came to Blair to accept the position of Principal of the Blair High School, which position he filled for two years with credit to himself and with satisfaction to its patrons.
In the fall of 1877 he was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction for this county, and the success attending his two years administration was apparent in the improvements and general advancement of our school interests during that time.
Professor Jones was a thoroughly gentle man socially and intellectually and his memory will be treasured in the hearts of many of our people.
A kind husband, an indulgent parent, a strictly moral man and a good citizen. He lived and died a firm believer in the faith of the M.E. Church.
He leaves a wife and four children to mourn the loss of husband and father.