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The Western Star, December 2, 1920.


J. M. Jones, aged 66 years, died on Thursday evening of last week November 25, 1920, at his home in Protection after a lingering illness. A year or more ago he became a sufferer from an arterial ailment, and since that time he had been confined to his home practically all the time. Through all the long months of his sickness and suffering he displayed patience and a calm resignation to his condition. Medical treatment appeared to avail little and he gradually weakened until the end. Burial was made in the Protection cemetery on Saturday afternoon, following funeral services which were held at the Christian church in Protection and which were in charge of the pastor, Rev. N. S. Franklin.

In the passing away of Milt Jones the county loses another early day settler and well known citizen. About 35 years ago Mr. Jones moved from near Springfield, Mo., to this county and settled on the Kiowa, eight miles north of Protection, and there he continued to make his home. He acted well his part in all the scenes and privations of pioneer life in this county. He and his faithful wife stayed with the country and labored on, thus showing their faith in the possibilities which were here found, and thus they succeeded in building up a good home for themselves. Mr. Jones was a good citizen, always true to every obligation to his family and to the community of which he was a part. He was quiet and unassuming, generous and kindly, and a friend to all. He is survived by his wife and by one son, Ellis, their only child. To them the sympathy of many friends goes out in this their sad hour of bereavement.

The Western Star, December 10, 1920.

Obituary - John Milton Jones

John Milton Jones was born near St. Louis, Mo., on November 2, 1847, and died in Protection, Kans., on November 26, 1920. On May 6, 1892, in Dallas, Mo., he was united in marriage with Miss Hadessa McKinney. To this union two children were born, one dying in infancy. The surviving son is Ellis Don Jones, who lives on the old home place a few miles north of Protection. Besides his wife and son, Mr. Jones is survived by four brothers and one sister, all of whom live in Missouri. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Mr. Jones was a pioneer settler in Comanche-co., coming here from Missouri in 1884 with Albert Thornhill, another early day settler. Prior to the coming of the railroad through Comanche-co., Mr. Jones and Mr. Thornhill gave most of their time to freighting goods to this county from Kinsley, that being the nearest railroad town at that time. In every sense of the word Mr. Jones was a good citizen and a real home builder. The community mourns his passing away and deeply sympathizes with the loved ones who are left behind. Further particulars of Mr. Jones' sickness, death and burial were given in the Western Star of last week.

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