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Mother Jones

Mother JonesAKA Mary Harris Jones

Born: 1-Aug-1837 [1]
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: 30-Nov-1930
Location of death: Silver Spring, MD
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, IL

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The grandmother of all agitators


[1] Mary Jones maintained that she was born on 1-May-1830, an altogether too auspicious birthday for a labor organizer.

Father: Richard Harris (farmer)
Mother: Helen Harris
Brother: William Richard Harris (priest, educator)
Husband: George E. Jones (iron molder, m. 1861, d. 1867, of yellow fever along with their four children)

    Knights of Labor (joined 1871)
    Industrial Workers of the World (founding member)
    House Arrest (1913)
    Conspiracy (to commit murder, 1913)
    Trespassing (arrested twice, 1913)
    Irish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Autobiography of Mother Jones (1925)


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