Benham Jones

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 25, 1907, Page 1
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Benham Jones Dead.
Passes Away Suddenly At Clinton, Illinois
Was a Son of the Late Rev. Joe J. Jones
And Nephew of Rev. Sam Jones, the Evangelist
Funeral Tuesday.

The sudden death of Mr. Benham Jones, which occurred at Clinton, Ill., last Saturday was a great shock to his relatives and numerous friends in Cartersville.

At about 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon, while sitting with some friends he suddenly took sick and told them he was alarmed about his feelings and asked that a doctor be sent for.  The doctor, for some reason, was some little time in reaching him, and gave him such aid as he could.  The friends asked if the symptoms were dangerous, when the doctor said it was only a question of a little time, as the cause was angina pectis (sic) and he was beyond medical reach.  Death came at 4:10.

Mr. Jones was at the time of his death in the service of the Illinois Central railroad, being connected with the air brake department, he having become an expert in that line.  He left Cartersville some six or eight months ago, first taking a situation in the railroad service at Nashville.  He afterwards secured a job with the Illinois Central, but relinquished it for a while and went to California, where he made a stay of a year or more, returning to the Illinois Central a short while ago.  He was very efficient and popular as a railroad man and bid fair to climb high in the service.

Benham Jones was about 25 or 26 years of age and was a son of the late Rev. Joe J. Jones, and nephew of Rev. Sam P. Jones, the evangelist, of this city.  He leaves four sisters, Mrs. A. B. Cunyus, of this city, Mrs. John G. Simpson, of South Carolina, Mrs. Burt Sims, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Miss Hattie Jones, of this city.

The remains reached Cartersville Tuesday morning and were carried to the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Cunyus, from which place the funeral took place.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John E. Barnard, pastor of the Baptist church.  The interment was at the burying grounds at the old Benham home, four miles from the city.

[Resolutions of respect by the Illinois Knights of Pythias were published in the August 8, 1907 issue, page 1.]


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