Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Margaret [JONES] JAMES

   Second Great Grandmother
Margaret [JONES] JAMES

From the June 18, 1914, issue of the Sandy Valley Press: Mrs. Margaret James

The death of Mrs Margaret James, widow, of the late J G James. occurred Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at her home at 543 South Liberty Avenue, Alliance. A little more than two years ago, she suffered a stroke of paralysis which resulted in her death. She was nearly 75 years old.

Margaret James was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, on Aug 10, 1839. On Aug 31, 1861, she was united in marriage to John G James, who died about 18 months ago.

In the year 1870, they came to this country, settled in Scranton PA. Two years later, they moved to Youngstown where the greater part of their life was spent. They moved to Alliance about 14 years ago from Rose Township.

At this union were born nine children, eight of who survive. They are Mrs E C Branfield, Mrs Arthur Thomas, Mrs Margaretta Bottomy and Richard James of Alliance, Samuel James and Mrs F P Bowman of Magnolia; David James of Steubenville; and Lewis James of New Philadelphia. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and three sisters and three brothers, the latter of whom reside in Wales.

Mrs James was one of the best known and most loved citizens  of the Welsh colony in that city. She won many friends with her serene disposition. She was a member of the Congregational Church.

Funeral services were held in the home Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev J A Ulman, pastor of First M E church officiating and interment made in the Alliance cemetery.

1- 1914 lived at 543 South Liberty Avenue, Alliance [Ohio]
2- born in Cardiganshire, Wales Aug 10, 1839
3- married Aug 31, 1861 [Wales- I have marriage certificate]
4- 1870 immigrated to America and settled in Scranton PA for two years; moved to Youngstown (greater part of their lives???)
5. moved to Alliance 14 years ago [1900] from Rose Township [Lindentree, Carroll County, Ohio]
6- nine children- eight survive....... all named & locations given & with married names
7- 3 sisters & 3 brothers in Wales [hope to find them in the Wales Census 1861-1900]
8- need more information on the Welsh colony in Alliance Stark Co Ohio]
9- look for Congregational Church in Alliance, Stark Co Ohio
10- check on First ME (Methodist?] church in Alliance Stark Co Ohio
11- Interned at Alliance City Cemetery

Again it looks like I have more work to do...........  did I miss anything? Let me know ...........

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