Mary Harris Jones

Mary Harris Jones

Irish-born American Labor and Community Organizer
Born Aug 1, 1837
Hometown County Cork
Died Nov 30, 1930
Death Place Adelphi, Maryland
Political Party Socialist Party o...
Other Names Jones, Mary Harris

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer, who helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World. Jones worked as a teacher and dressmaker but after her husband and four children all died of yellow fever and her workshop was destroyed in a fire in 1871 she began working as an organizer for the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers union.… Read More

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1837 Birth Born in 1837.


1930 93 Years Old She died in Adelphi at age 93 on November 30 1930. … Read More
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