Why did Mother Jones wish to be buried at Mount Olive?

Every wonder why Mother Jones wished to be buried near "her boys"  at the town of Mount Olive, in Southern Illinois in the Union Miners Cemetery, which is located near Route 66 midway between Springfield and St. Louis? Mother Jones had earlier written to the Miners of Mount Olive on November 12th 1923, seeking  "a resting place … Continue reading Why did Mother Jones wish to be buried at Mount Olive?

The funeral of Mother Jones

90 years ago on Monday 8th December 1930 at 10am, Mother Jones was buried at the Union Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois. Earlier on Sunday afternoon Father John Maguire in his funeral oration at the funeral of Mother Jones. “Today in gorgeous mahogany furnished and carefully guarded offices in distant capitals, wealthy mine owners and capitalists are breathing sighs of … Continue reading The funeral of Mother Jones

Irish Ambassador to US visits Mother Jones’ grave in Mount Olive, Illinois

Ambassador Daniel Mulhall at the Mother Jones monument in Mount Olive Irish Ambassador visits Mother Jones Monument to learn of Cork born Mother Jones The Irish Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall has paid a historic visit to the final resting place of Cork born Mother Jones (born Mary Harris in Cork, Ireland in … Continue reading Irish Ambassador to US visits Mother Jones’ grave in Mount Olive, Illinois

Historic marker to Mother Jones unveiled on Route 66 near her Illinois resting place

The new road marker at I-55 south of Springfield, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Mike Matejka A commemorative road marker in honour of Cork-born Mother Jones was unveiled near Mount Olive, Illinois on Monday (11 December) in the presence of the Honorary Irish Consul in Chicago, Mr. Brian O'Brien.  Irish Consul General Brian O'Brien (Photo courtesy … Continue reading Historic marker to Mother Jones unveiled on Route 66 near her Illinois resting place

History in the making at the grave of Mother Jones

James Goltz lifting the clay from the grave of Mother Jones. (Photo via James Goltz) As reported from Mount Olive, Illinois by James Goltz Unique history in the making in Mt. Olive Illinois,at the Union Miners’ Cemetery involving the legendary labour agitator, Mother Harris Jones (Mother Jones), Friends of Mother Jones and Ireland. Mother Jones … Continue reading History in the making at the grave of Mother Jones

Clay from Mother Jones resting place in Illinois to be brought to her native Cork

Mother Jones monument at the Union Miners Cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois, USA. Unique link up between the friends of Mother Jones in Mount Olive, Illinois and the Cork Mother Jones Committee in Shandon. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that a U.S. trade union member, James Goltz, has been given permission … Continue reading Clay from Mother Jones resting place in Illinois to be brought to her native Cork

Mother Jones Monument at Mt. Olive, Illinois is rededicated

Sign over entrance to the Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. OliveMother Jones grave at the Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois.The Mother Jones Monument Mother Jones Monument rededicated June 20, 2015 Mount Olive, Illinois - the following report of the rededication at Mount Olive Miners Cemetery has been sent to the Cork Mother Jones Committee by Terry … Continue reading Mother Jones Monument at Mt. Olive, Illinois is rededicated