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Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

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The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary for Robinson Coke Jones of Covington, Indiana. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.) 

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Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones
Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones.

DIED.

Robinson Coke Jones died at the family residence in Warren county, northwest of this place, Thursday morning, May 11, 1897, at 2 o’clock p. m., aged 74 years and 4 months.

Robinson Coke Jones, the subject of this sketch, was one of 11 children born to Richard Cannon Jones and Elizabeth Anderson Jones. Deceased was born in Dinwiddie county, Virginia, October 12, 1822. At the age of 11 years he with his parents came to Indiana. He learned the printers trade and for many years was a disciple of Faust, and for a while edited the People’s Friend in this city. At the breaking out of the Mexican war he laid down stick and rule, took up the musket and served through the war. April 19, 1851, he was united in wedlock with Emily Shelby, who survives him. To them was born six children, four sons and two daughters, four of whom passed over the river before him to welcome him home. A son and daughter survive him to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent parent, and support a widowed mother in her declining years.

February 29, 1896, he united with the U. B. church and has since been a consistent member.

He was a man of ability and pronounced views, always taking a prominent part in the affairs of the community in which he lived; honored and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed from among men, but on the family falls the pall of sorrow that only the mercy of a just God can soothe and time heal. Peace to his ashes.

Covington Republican, Covington, Indiana, Friday, May 14, 1897.

Featured image: Taber Andrew Bain from Richmond, VA, USA

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Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

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This is my transcription of the obituary for Charles G. Blythe (2nd great grandfather to Mark) from The Hoosier Genealogist, Indiana Historical Society, June 2001, Vol. 41, No. 2.

 

Obituary for Charles G. Blythe
Obituary for Charles G. Blythe.

Blythe, Charles G.

Birthplace: England
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into service: 1861, Pvt. 8th Btry
Final discharge: May 1864; Cause: End of war
Length of service: 4 months [sic]
Mustered into GAR. Mar. 1911
Died. 13 Jan. 1914

Obituary “C. G. Blythe Dies at Daughter’s Home,” Covington Friend, Jan. 1914, p. 1, col. 1: Blythe Was born in Lincolnshire, England, on 12 July 1840. He was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Blythe. Charles came to America when he was fifteen years of age with his parents and three older brothers. At first they Went to Chicago. The father’s goal was to see his three sons started Well in life in this country and then the father planned to return to his native land. Unfortunately the father became ill and soon died. The boys were scattered to different parts of the country Charles Went to Wisconsin about the time of the Civil War. He enlisted 21 Nov 1861 in the light artillery. He received a bayonet Wound in his arm at Lookout Mountain, Which made him nearly an invalid for the rest of his life. He was honorably discharged in Aug. 1865. After the War he returned to his farm in Wisconsin and was married to Mary Elizabeth Keefer. They had four sons and two daughters, who all survive him. They are: Jennie M. of Urbana, Ill., Charles E. of Danville, Ill. Robert of Newell, S. Dak., Olive L. of lsanti, Mich. [Ipsilanti, Mich. or lsanti, Minn.‘?], and Clayton W. and Wesley E. of Covington. He died in Urbana on 15 Jan. 1914 after having been an invalid for more than a year. Rev E. W Strecker of the Methodist [Episcopal] Church officiated. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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