Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lest you think I was done, and going to move on to new people... I have 3 different, yet very nearly the same obituary for T.J. Jones, M.D.

taken from Des Moines Tribune Tuesday Aug 22, 1911
The natives of Wales in Des Moines will hold special services Wednesday evening at the home of the late Dr. T.J. Jones 2827 Logan Avenue .  Services will be held in both languages.  The funeral services for Dr. Jones will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grant Park Church of Christ.  Interment will be made in Laurel Hill cemetery.
(note) The Grand Park Church of Christ is now the Grant Park Christian Church in 1998.  The church is located at 2440 Capitol Avenue, only a few blocks from where Thomas lived on Logan Avenue.

taken from Des Moines Capitol Monday August 21, 1911
Dr. T. J. Jones, a prominent local physician, died suddenly at his home, 2827 Logan Avenue, Sunday morning.  Dr. Jones was half sitting and reclining upon the pillows reading.  Suddenly his body relaxed and he sank back without a sound.  When members of the family reached him, he was dead.  Dr. Jones retired Saturday night apparently in the best of health, so the cause of his demise is unknown.  A postmortem examination will be held.
The deceased was born in Wales March 2, 1845.  He came to American in 1880.  For several years he practiced his profession at Bevington Iowa, and moved to this city in 1905.  Since that time he has had offices above the Valley National Bank at 4th and Walnut Street. Besides a wife, he leaves 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters.  They are: Mrs. Marie Newman, Mrs. Agnes Maser, and Miss Hannah Jones of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. J. R. Henry, Bevington Iowa; D.J. and Arvin Jones, Des Moines.
 The funeral announcement will be made after communication with the out of town relatives.

The Register and Leader Monday August 21, 1911
Death Comes as He Lay on Bed Reading Morning Paper  - Retired Saturday Night in Usual Health.
Dr. T.J. Jones, a well known physician of Des Moines, died suddenly yesterday morning at his residence, 2827 Logan Avenue. In accordance with his usual custom, Dr. Jones arose yesterday morning, brought in his copy of The Register and Leader, and lay upon his bed preparatory to reading its pages. Dissolution had come suddenly and while he lay in a natural position.  He had retired Saturday evening apparently in the best of health.  For a number of years Dr. Jones has had offices above the Valley National Bank at 4th and Walnut Streets.  Dr. Jones was born in Wales, Mar 3, 1854, coming to America in 1880.  He practiced his profession in Bevington, IA., from 1889 until 1906, when he moved to Des Moines.  Besides a wife he leaves 2 sons and 4 daughters, who are Mrs. Marie Newman, Mrs. Agnes Masser, Miss Hannah Jones, all of Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. J. R. Henry of Bevington,  and D.J. and Arvin Jones of Des Moines.  The funeral announcement will be made later.

(taken from death certificate)
Male - white - born March 3, yr blurred - died Aug 20, 1911 - married - birthplace Wales - father David Jones born in Wales - mother's maiden name is Jenkins - mother born in Wales - occupation physician.cause of death - acute dilation of heart

(giggle... Grandma Jones said he was a drunk and talked like she had to live with him, even though she came into the family 13 years after he died.)

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