Mother Jones



Mary Harris Jones
"Mother Jones"
Born May 1, 1830 in Cork, Ireland.
Died November 30, 1930 in Silver Spring, Md

"Mother Jones was the greatest woman agitator of our times."
After 1890 she became an organizer for the United Mine Workers,
attending her first UMWA convention on January 25, 1901.
She had been on the union payroll for a year.

Mary Harris Jones was born November 30, 1930 in Cork, Ireland and died in Silver Spring on November 30, 1930,
seven months after her one-hundredth birthday. She was buried in the Union Miners Cemetery at Mount Olive, Illinois,
in the coalfields of Southern Illinois. Her grave is near those of the victims of the Virden, Illinois, mine riot of 1898.

There are a couple of good links to the story of Mother Jones here and here.