Mother Jones 92nd Anniversary.

Mother Jones died on 30th November 1930 at the age of ninety-three. Wednesday 30th November 2022 is the 92nd anniversary of her death.

Mother Jones Birthday Party May 1st, 1930. Photo courtesy of Saul Schniderman (Friday’s Labor Folklore).
Lillie May Burgess looking after Mother Jones. (Saul Schniderman, Friday’s Labor Folklore).
The Burgess family home where Mother Jones died. (Saul Schniderman, Friday’s Labor Folklore).

The Cork Examiner newspaper mentioned her death in its edition of Tuesday December 2nd 1930 under “Cork Centenarian Dies in U.S.A.

Cork Examiner Report (2nd December 1930) of the death of Mother Jones.

The Examiner quoting a report from the “Evening News” stated that:

“Mother” Jones Mary Jones, one of the most picturesque figures that Ireland and America between them have ever produced, died during the weekend at Silver Springs, Maryland.

Note: It recorded her birth as 1830, based on her autobiography which was incorrect.

“In her own way, Mother Jones is as important as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jnr”

Jonah Winter, 2020. Mother JONES AND HER ARMY OF MILL CHILDREN sCHWARTZ & WADE BOOKS, nEW YORK
Cork Piper, Norman O’Rourke with a musical salute on 1st August 2012 at the Baptism Font where Mary Harris was baptised in Cork’s North Cathedral.

    https://motherjonescork.com/2020/12/07/the-funeral-of-mother-jones/

1 thought on “Mother Jones 92nd Anniversary.

  1. Wonderful spirit for the working man in the coal fields and went to far lengths to help. We lost a wonderful soul at her passing there will never be another like her .

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