Julia A. Marshall Jones
Ella Marshall Atwill
From the Free Lance - Fredericksburg, Va., Thursday, January 25, 1917
THE LATE MRS. JULIA A. JONES
Welcome, Va., Jan 22nd, 1917.
The death of Mrs. Julia A. Jones, widow of the late Edward Jones, which occurred Thursday morning, January 18th, at her son's home near Welcome, King George Co, has grieved not only her immediate family but the entire community for she was possessed of all those qualities that make a noble woman, and is characterized as one of those rare characters who was cherished in the hearts of all who knew her.
Mrs. Jones was before her marriage Miss Julia Marshall, and related to many prominent families of Virginia.
In early girlhood she united with Shiloh Baptist church, where she was and earnest and faithful worker; her whole life testified that she walked close of Jesus, True, unselfish and noble. She was an ideal mother, friend and neighbor, doing in an unostentatious way every duty that devolve tempered. She made home the dearest and sweetest place on earth.
Mrs. Jones was in her ninetieth year and is survived by one son, Mr. W.B. Jones, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Atwill both of this county.
Funeral services were conducted at Shiloh Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by her pastor, Rev. W.E. Warren, assisted by Rev. W. .P. Province of the Methodist church.
Interment was made in the cemetery near the rear of the church.One Who Knew Her
Mrs. Ella Marshall Atwill:
From the Free Lance Star, Saturday March 3, 1923
As our mind runs back along the path at the year, it is pleasant and helpful to think of those compassion's and acquaintances that impressed and influenced us so much by their pure lives and almost saintly characters. We can almost see the face and hear the voice of those whom we formally knew and loved. What this one said, or that one did.
Thus it is that memory brings to us great gain in preserving the power of early associations. The upright and exemplary life; the beautiful and abiding faith that brought comfort to all with whom they mingles; the devotion to the church and to God, and their effort, by life and example, to instruct their children in the principles of the highest and best life.
All these things and many like them memory brings back, and as the inner life which passed through all these happy scenes is made living and real, so do the spirits of those with whom we mingled then in happy companionship seem to linger near us. In this connection I think now of Mrs.. Ella Marshall Atwill, who departed this life on December 24th last in the 89th year of her age.
Descended from a long line of honorable and useful forebears, among whom may be numbered the distinguished jurist..the Chief Justice, of whom Virginia is justly proud, she did her part in keeping undefiled the record of family tradition, and passed it on to her children as a legacy more enduring than riches.
From early childhood the writer of this tribute grew up in the neighborhood where dwelt this estimable woman, and during all the intervening years from his earliest recollection he knew of her as conscientious in action, charitable in judgement, gentle in feeling and temperate in speech. A devoted mother, a kind neighbor, a sympathetic friend, who can tell but God how the influence of her life will leap along the years and go scattering blessing along the furrows of the generation.
She was the oldest member of Shiloh Church, and was a faithful attendant at all the church services as long as her health permitted, and when too weak and frail to attend she was still interested in the welfare and uplift of her church and the best interests of the community.
***NOTE - Although it was said that Ella was descendant from Justice Marshall I have found no evidence of that fact. If you have any information please let me know. E-mail At Steamdog@msn.com.Thanks.
From the Washington Post, Oct. 1, 1944 - obit
JONES, WESTON B., Sr., On Friday, September 29, 1944, at his residence, 2311 Connecticut Ave., NW., Weston B. Jones St., beloved husband of Lanie Arnold Jones (nee Muse), father of Weston B. Jr., F. Frizzel and Marshall H. Jones of Washington, D.C. ; Clark Jones of Vienna, V., and Hugh C. Jones of Arlington Va., A lso survived by four grandchildren, Weston B. 3d, AAC, Houston, Shirley M. and Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Remains resting at Chambers Funeral Home, 1400 Chapin st., nw., until Sunday, October 1 at 9 a.m. Services at the Shiloh Baptist Church, King George County, Va., at 1 p.m. Interment parish cemetery.
A Note: His first wife was Mary Ollie Clark and the mother of the children.
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