Mary Harris Jones

Irish-born American labor and community organizer Mary Harris Jones

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was a 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. She 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.
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Virginia D. Baker - Paducah Sun
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Baker; one grandson, Derrick Neal; one sister, Mary Jones; and one brother, Dewey Jones. Her parents were George Jones and Rose Sellars Jones. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Thursday, September 1,
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Velina K. Jones -- Orangeburg - The Times and Democrat
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... Jessie Jamison; a loving friend, Queenie Aiken of Orangeburg; several aunts, Annie M. Ross, Joella Gladden and Aldonia Sansom; sisters-in-law, Marie Kirkland, Leola Heatley and Calvin (Mary) Jones; and a host of other relatives and friends
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Hats and Tea Make for a Perfect Afternoon at the Governor Warner Mansion - Patch.com
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A master tea blender for 10 years, Mary Jones of Farmington provided recommendations for brewing tea, and talked about her personal tea blends. Jones created the Governor Warner Mansion tea that is sold as a fundraiser for the museum
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Mitzi Holt's story of survival - WVLT
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(WVLT) -- Thirty-one years-ago Mitzi Holt was a happy 15-year-old in Morristown walking to her mom's surprise birthday party with her best friend, 16-year-old Mary Jones. But everything changed that July day, when she met Randy Lee May
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Family fears for missing Burnley grandad - Burnley and Pendle Citizen
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His disappearance has left his wife of 52 years, Mary Jones, distraught. Mrs Jones, 74, said: “I just want people to tell him to come home because I miss him very much. We do everything together. “I'm that worried I can't get to bed at night
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Fountains at Raintree: Residents praise maintenance-provided lifestyle - Kansas City Star
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Mary Jones markets Fountains at Raintree for Reece & Nichols Realtors and said the community's newly designed Bayfield floor plan has been a popular choice for homeowners. A custom-built home is in the finishing stages and available to view
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Flint family attends seventh straight Back to the Bricks - The Flint Journal - MLive.com
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He and Mary Jones, 39, haven't missed a Back to the Bricks yet. They're one of many families watching today's rolling cruise that have taken part in the auto extravaganza every year since the event was founded. They roamed the seventh annual car
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JCC Supes Will Ditch Membership to International Sustainability Group - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
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Board Chairman Mary Jones first requested that the county withdraw from ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability in June. Board member Jim Kennedy requested in the interim that the Board look at all the various groups the county has membership with
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JCC Supes Share Thoughts on Tree Preservation, Timbering and More - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
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Board Chairman Mary Jones said she “would be uncomfortable moving forward [on a decision] without getting input from [affected] property owners.” Supervisor Jim Kennedy said he had heard from his constituents and several of them were concerned about
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golf briefs - Las Vegas Review-Journal
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A three-way tie for the second place included Mitch and Cody Jones, accompanied by parents Don and Mary Jones; Christian Begin and Easton Jensen, who played with parents Jeff and Michelle Jensen; and juniors Autumn Schlemmer and Taryn Mayer with
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Honor Roll: Princeton Middle, Princeton High - TheHerald
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Grade 9 - Brenna Bizzell, Jasmine Bombard, Carson Braswell, Kaytlin Casey, Samantha Casey, Megan Coates, Matthew Grantham, Joel Hines, Mary Jones, Alexis Juarez, Erin Wagner and Julia Worley. Grade 10 - Hannah Langdon, Lane Dougherty, Quinn Dougherty,
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Mary Jones - Paducah Sun
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CADIZ — Mary E. Jones, 87, of Cadiz died Monday at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. Mrs. Jones was a member of Caldwell Blue Spring Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was is survived by two sons, Charles W. Jones and Kenneth W. Jones,
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JCC Will Look at All of County's Memberships, Not Just Environmental One - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
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This comes after Board of Supervisors Chairman Mary Jones' initial suggestion that James City to longer be a part of International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, or ICLEI, at the June 14 board meeting. She again requested to end the
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McGlennon passes on resignation pitch - Virginia Gazette
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If McGlennon wins in Roberts, and Carlton Stockton upends Mary Jones in Berkeley District, Democrats would hold a 3-1 majority. A temporary supervisor would then be appointed in Jamestown. The only Republican guaranteed a seat on the board is Jim
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Partnerships to speed up park development - Charlotte Observer
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Lincoln Heights residents, from left, Mary Cherry, Willie Gardner and Mary Jones join Ed Schweitzer with Partners For Parks at a news conference announcing park plans. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com To donate or to get
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Enviro agenda as conspiracy - Virginia Gazette
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Chair Mary Jones recently questioned the county's membership in Local Governments for Sustainability, an international consortium of local governments committed to sustainability. Jones said she has been contacted by citizens worried
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1930
    Age 92
    Mary Harris Jones died in Silver Spring, Maryland at the age of 93 on 30 November 1930.
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    She celebrated her self-proclaimed 100th birthday there on 1 May 1930 and was filmed making a statement for a newsreel.
  • 1925
    Age 87
    In 1925, Charles A. Albert, publisher of the fledgling Chicago Times, won a $350,000 judgment against Jones.
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  • 1924
    Age 86
    By 1924, Jones was in court again, this time facing charges of libel, slander, and sedition.
  • 1913
    Age 75
    Martial law in the area was declared and rescinded twice before Jones was arrested on 13 February 1913 and brought before a military court.
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  • 1912
    Age 74
    During the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912 in West Virginia, Mary Jones arrived in June 1912, speaking and organizing despite a shooting war between United Mine Workers members and the private army of the mine owners.
  • 1903
    Age 65
    In 1903, Jones organized children who were working in mills and mines to participate in a "Children's Crusade", a march from Kensington, Philadelphia to Oyster Bay, New York, the hometown of President Theodore Roosevelt with banners demanding "We want to go to school and not the mines!"
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1897
    Age 59
    The first reference to her in print as Mother Jones was in 1897.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1877
    Age 39
    Her political views may have been influenced by the 1877 railroad strike, Chicago's labor movement, and the Haymarket riot and depression of 1886.
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  • 1871
    Age 33
    Then, four years later, she lost her home, shop, and possessions in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1867
    Age 29
    There were two turning points in her life. The first, and most tragic one, was the loss of her husband George and their four children, three girls and a boy (all under the age of five) in 1867, during a yellow fever epidemic in Memphis.
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    Jones worked as a teacher and dressmaker, but after her husband and four children all died of yellow fever in 1867 and her dress shop was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, she began working as an organizer for the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers union.
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  • 1861
    Age 23
    After tiring of her assumed profession, she moved first to Chicago and then to Memphis, where in 1861 she married George E. Jones, a member and organizer of the National Union of Iron Moulders, which later became the International Molders and Foundry Workers Union of North America, which represented workers specialized in building and repairing steam engines, mills, and other manufactured goods.
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  • 1859
    Age 21
    She became a teacher in a convent in Monroe, Michigan, on 31 August 1859.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1837
    Born
    Mary Harris Jones was born on the north side of the city of Cork, Ireland, the daughter of Roman Catholic tenant farmers Richard Harris and Ellen (née Cotter) Harris. Her exact date of birth is uncertain; she was baptized on 1 August 1837.
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