Person talk:Stephen Jones (31)

Stephen Jones death information [8 August 2015]

It appears that Stephen Jones was killed by a train, but it looks like he was killed in Minnesota which conflicts with what is on WeRelate. I wanted to see if you had any other information that would conflict with this obituary and see what you think. Using this obituary as a reference I would put his death on July 28th, 1906, in Brewster (or at least near), Minnesota, and that he was buried at Heron Lake, Minnesota (NE of Brewster).

I located the obituary ( in the (Iowa) Emmetsburg Democrat, from Wednesday, August 1, 1906, page 8.


Stephen Jones Killed.

Was Run Over By Train Near Brewster, Minn

C. H. Giddings was down from Osgood Saturday afternoon and informed our reporter that word had just been received from the sheriff at Brewster, Minnesota, stating that Stephen Jones was killed by a passing train about two miles from that place Monday, July 28. His legs were taken off and he was otherwise cut up. He was dead when found. the remains were buried at Heron Lake, a couple of days after, as the sheriff was unable at the time to find out where his people live. The postmaster at Brewster remembered that the fellow had mailed a letter a day or two before the accident. It was addressed to Mr. S. Jones, Osgood, Iowa. In this way it was learned where the unfortunate man had resided.

Mr. Jones left Osgood the Friday before he was killed. He started for North Dakota to work during harvest season. His wife gave him a self addressed envelope and told him to write to her in a few days, which he did. The letter came shortly before the one from the sheriff was received. The deceased lived in Palo Alto for about 30 years and was for eight or ten years a resident of Osgood. His father once resided in Emmetsburg. The wife and two children, a boy and a girl, survive. The boy is thirteen and the girl ten. Mr. Jones was perhaps 37 or 40 years of age. He worked about by the day.--Metro09 12:58, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Like a lot of what I have from early research, this is from a family member -- his (great?)-grandaughter. She probably had it from a family story. I'll go ahead and add it to his person page.

Do you subscribe to NewspaperArchive? I have a subscription to (1/2 price if you also subscribe to Ancestry). If you find stuff there, they can be treasures. But it all depends on what newspapers they have. You've inspired me, however, to see if I can find Del Jones. (Probably like looking for a needle in a haystack.) Gayel--GayelKnott 14:10, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

I access the via this site:

It doesn't cost anything for me to use this site...can't remember if that is because I entered my local libary card number or how that worked out...but it is not a bad site...and free is good.--Metro09 19:54, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Yup, free is good. I think newspaper archive is free at the Family History Centre. I'll have to check it out next time I'm there. (And didn't find anything in a quick search for Del Jones.) --GayelKnott 19:57, 8 August 2015 (UTC)