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Rufus C JONES (VETERAN CSA)

Rogers City (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

SERGEANT
Company E 2 Regiment Mississippi Infantry
Civil War Confederate
March 28, 1841 - February 18, 1922

Source: www.nps.gov M232 roll 21

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, February 23, 1922

JONES, R.C. - R.C. Jones died Saturday noon at his home just north-west of Rogers after a short illness. Mr. Jones had been in poor health for a year past but was able to drive to town and only a month ago climbed the stairs to the Democrat office and paid what proved to be his farewell visit. He had not been well for a week but his condition was serious only for a few days. Had he lived until March 28th next he would have been 81 years old. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. T.E. McSpadden. Mr. Jones was an elder of the Presbyterian church and had been since its organization. Mr. Jones had been a Mason since September 1871 when he joined No. 114 at Center Hill, Ark. and had been a Knight Templar for eighteen years, joining Lodge No. 35, McGregor, Texas. Members of both orders attended in a body, the latter in full regalia. Burial was in the Rogers cemetery. The deceased came to Rogers from Crawford, Texas fifteen years ago last fall. He was not a man given to many words but his vigorous handclasp and his cheery smile were an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of his friendship. He was a born optimist and if life held any "blue days" for him the world never knew of them. He was always able to make light of his physical infirmities and insisted that they were blessings in disguise. Mr. Jones was a native of Alabama but had lived largely in Arkansas and Texas. He served four years in the Confederate army as a member of the Second Mississippi Infantry. He united with the church at the age of fourteen and his life was a shining example of Christian faith and uprightness. He was twice married, his first wife dying many years ago. He was married in 1886 to Miss Ida Ann Smith, who survives him, as does their adopted daughter, Miss Ruth, a niece of Mrs. Jones. He leaves one brother, Dr. H.C. Jones of Searcy, and one sister, Mrs. K.H. Braddock of Zephyr, Texas. A nephew, P.L. Jones from Decatur, Texas, was here for the funeral as was also Mrs. Carrie Crouch and children of Carthage, Mo. Mrs. Crouch is a sister of Mrs. Jones.

Ida
December 7, 1867 - November 11, 1963

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Record #: 30961

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Submitted: 6/21/08 • Approved: 11/24/13 • Last Updated: 11/27/13 • R30961-G30961-S3

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