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Rev. Samuel U. Jones Dies at Age of 81
Funeral Held Saturday for Well Known Pastor and Missionary

     "Rev. Samuel U. Jones, 81 years of age, died at his home near Corrigan last Friday after a prolonged illness.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. E. Harry of Corringan at Union Springs cemetery Saturday afternoon.
     A familiar figure in Polk County for more than a half century, Rev. Samuel Jones served as pastor in a number of Medothist churches in East Texas and numbered among his friends people not only of this county but several adjoining counties.
     Rev. Mr. Jones was born in Mississippi but came to Texas in 1877 and settled near Moscow.  He had been a member of the Congregational Methodist Church since he was 16 years old.  In 1909 he was ordained a minister and in addition to serving as pastor of several churches, he was for a year a missionary in Houston and Angelina Counties.  For a long time he preached every Sunday at Kickapoo and walked the 20 miles from Moscow every Saturday, regardless of weather.  He would walk back on Monday or Tuesday, always being careful not to travel on Sunday.
    Rev. Samuel Jones had never married.  He is survived by a number of nephews and nieces among whom are S.W. Jones of Goodrich, and Mrs. D. Deggs of Corrigan."
 

THE POLK COUNTY ENTERPRISE
Thursday, November 9, 1933; Page 8

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