Birthday Reunion of Five Generations of the Jones Family

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
August 23, 1894, Page 4
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Grandfather Jones

Birthday Reunion of Five Generations of the Jones Family.

At the modest little home of Rev. Samuel G. Jones on Main street, on Thursday evening last, was held the annual reunion of the Jones family, the occasion being the eighty-ninth birthday of Mr. Jones, or “Grandfather Jones” as he is called by the family.

After the members of the family and a few invited guests had assembled, Dr. W. F. Quillian gave out that old familiar hymn “Children of the Heavenly King,” which was sung and prayer was then offered. Dr. Quillian then delivered a beautiful discourse on the subject “Children obey your parents.” The discourse was one of those beautiful and touching talks so characteristic of this good man. The service closed with prayer by Mr. Kilpatrick who is 108 years old.

The family then grouped themselves on the back veranda and a photograph was taken by Mr. Menkee. A special photograph was also taken which represented five generations of the Jones family.

The birthday dinner was a grand feast and the gathering around the splendid board furnished a pleasing picture.

After dinner the time was spent in pleasant conversations until it was decided to dissolve the little company.

It was a day that will be well remembered by all present.


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