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Sunday's Obituary: Joseph Robert Jones

Today's obituary is for my Great Great Grandfather Joseph Robert Jones.  Born in 1857 the son of Joseph Dolphin Jones and Ann Quigg he married Harriet Guymer in Goulburn in 1885.  His tales may well have been embellished but he was obviously a skilled story teller! Joseph Robert Jones died on the 10th December 1939 at Young and Harriet died on the 24th December 1943 also at Young.  They are buried together in the Methodist Portion of Young Cemetery (see here and here).


Source: PERSONAL. (1939, December 18). Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1957), p. 3. Retrieved August 18, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144492510

Transcript:

Mr. Joseph Robert Jones, who died on Sunday night, at his home in Young, aged 82, was one of the real pioneers, and could tell many an interesting story about his encounters with the bushrangers.  On one occasion when staying at an hotel at Orange, Ben Hall's gang paid a surprise visit, and Mr. Jones awakened to find a pistol held at his head and hear a demand for 5 which he unwillingly handed over.  Six weeks afterwards Mr. Jones met a man who disclosed it was he who had pointed the pistol at him and demanded the 5.  Handing Mr. Jones back the 5, the self-confessed bushranger said, 'Thanks for the 'loan' of it.  I needed it very badly.'  In addition to his wife he leaves five sons and five daughters - Mesdames J. Stevens (Jugiong), A. Woods and J. Carrol (Young), H. Sheather (Pitstone), and W. Smith (Sydney).  Messrs Joseph and Albert Jones (Tumut), James, Harold, and Alfred (Young).  There are 34 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.


Their known children are:


  • Ethel May Jones - b. 1887 d.1909
  • Ada Louisa Stevens (nee Jones) - b. 1891 d. 1961
  • Amy Elizabeth Woods (nee Jones) - b. 1893 d. 1970
  • Hannah Grace Sheather (nee Jones) - b. 1894 d. 1953
  • Lily Maude Smith (nee Jones) - b. 1900 d. 1979
  • Vera Dolphin Mary Collins formerly Carroll (nee Jones) - b. 1904 d. 1966
  • Joseph Thomas Jones - b. 1896 d. 1969
  • Albert Lawrence S Jones - b. 1902 d. 1973
  • James Valentine Jones - b. 1905 d. 1966
  • Harold Desmond Jones - b. 1907 d. 1960
  • Alfred Lloyd Jones - b. 1909 d. 1943



NSW BDM Birth Indexes


4933/1857  JONES  JOSEPH  JOSEPH D  ANNIE L  BERRIMA
9143/1868  GUYMER  HARRIET  ALFRED  ANNA M  GOULBURN
14546/1887  JONES  ETHEL M  JOSEPH J  HARRIET  GOULBURN
14253/1891  JONES  ADA L  JOSEPH R  HARRIETT  GOULBURN
40080/1893  JONES  ANNIE E  JOSEPH R  HARRIET  YOUNG
38760/1894  JONES  HANNAH G  JOSEPH R  HARRIET  YOUNG
18303/1896  JONES  JOSEPH T  JOSEPH R  HARRIET  YOUNG
17229/1900  JONES  LILY M  JOSEPH R  HARRIET  TUMUT
26950/1902  JONES  ALBERT L S  JOSEPH R  HARRIETT  TUMUT
37466/1904  JONES  VERA D  JOSEPH R  HARRIETT  TUMUT
38411/1905  JONES  JAMES V  JOSEPH R  HARRIETT  TUMUT
29863/1907  JONES  HAROLD D  JOSEPH R  HARRIETT  TUMUT
33311/1909  JONES  ALFRED L  JOSEPH R  HARRIETT  ADELONG


NSW BDM Marriage Indexes


3775/1885  JONES  JOSEPH R  GUYMER  HARRIETT  GOULBURN
8291/1910  STEVENS  JOHN P  JONES  ADA L  COOTAMUNDRA
10646/1914 SHEATHER HERBERT J JONES HANNAH G ADELONG
11168/1914  WOODS  ALBERT  JONES  AMY E  TUMUT
222/1916  SMITH  ROBERT H  JONES  LILY M  SYDNEY
12953/1924  CARROLL  JOHN P  JONES  VERA D  TUMUT
17257/1925  JONES  ALBERT L S  MITCHELL  ADA M  TUMUT
7279/1937  JONES  HAROLD DESMOND  DALLEY  RUBY MAY  YOUNG
17388/1940  JONES  ALFRED LLOYD  MOORE  MARY RACHEL  YOUNG
15824/1941  JONES  JAMES VALENTINE  BOURKE  FLORENCE MAY  YOUNG
7701/1956 COLLINS BEDE IRWIN C CARROLL VERA DOLPHIN SYDNEY

NSW BDM Death Indexes


15367/1909  JONES  ETHEL M  JOSEPH R  HARRIETT  TUMUT
25035/1939  JONES  JOSEPH ROBERT  DAVID  ANN  YOUNG
17983/1943  JONES  ALFRED LLOYD  JOSEPH ROBERT  HARRIETT  COOTAMUNDRA
11794/1953  SHEATHER  HANNAH GRACE  JOSEPH ROBERT  HARRIET MAY  YOUNG
15336/1960  JONES  HAROLD DESMOND  JOSEPH  HARRIET  NEWTOWN
32075/1961  STEVENS  ADA LOUISA  JOSEPH MICHAEL  UNKNOWN  AUBURN
21892/1966  JONES  JAMES VALENTINE  JOSEPH ROBERT  HARRIET  YOUNG
24228/1966  COLLINS  VERA DOLPHIN     HARRIETT  BALMAIN
43307/1969  JONES  JOSEPH THOMAS  JOSEPH ROBERT  HARRIET MAY  YOUNG
25281/1970  WOODS  AMIE ELIZABETH  ROBERT JOSEPH  HENRIETTA  YOUNG
47616/1973  JONES  ALBERT LAWRENCE S  JOSEPH ROBERT  HARRIET  WAGGA WAGGA
105461/1979 SMITH LILLIAN MAUDE JOSEPH HARRIETT

Source: NSW BDM Historical Indexes.  Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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