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Captain Richard William Jones
Monongahela Cemetery
Braddock PA




"Where you around when Captain Jones was killed?" No, that happened at C furnace and I work on H. By the time we heard about it he was on the way to the hospital." "What happened?" "They were tapping the furnace and the iron burst out and splashed over him last Thursday night. He died yesterday." (page 32)

They buried Captain Jones in the cemetery back of the hills of Braddock, erected a tall monument over the grave and renamed the upper portion of Library Street "Jones Avenue" in his honor. (page 34)

"The Monongahela Cemetery spreads out across a hilltop a mile North of Braddock, Pennsylvania Its lower ranges are dominated by Irish names, burials that date from the late nineteenth century.
Near the lower gate is the Victorian mausoleum of Captain Bill Jones, Andrew Carnegie's first Steel-Master, killed in a furnace accident in 1889. The lower ranges are orderly and well landscaped.

By contrast, near the top, on the cemetery's steepest slope, is a dense cluster of Slovak burials from the first decades of the twentieth century. The memorials are small and often homemade - concrete or wooden or steel-bar markers that erosion has tilted at crazy angles. Here a recurring icon is the triple cross of the Eastern-rite churches. These are the graves of immigrant steelworkers and their families, a visual record of the first generation's struggle to find a place in America.

About midpoint on the hillside, in a still Slovak but more prosperous - looking section, stands a Greek Catholic chapel. Near it is a stone that says unelaborately, "Michael Belejcak, 1875-1914, Father""

Thomas Bell's description in Out Of This Furnace (Afterword page 415)"


Photos May 17, 2001 JTMcA ~ Jones Family Mausoleum Photo 1
Jones Family Mausoleum Photo 1

Jones Family Mausoleum Photo 2
Jones Family Mausoleum Photo 2>

Jones Family Mausoleum Photo 3
Jones Family Mausoleum Photo 3>

IN MEMORIAM
CAPTAIN RICHARD WILLIAM JONES
FEB. 23,1839 - SEPT. 29,1889
VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR
FREDERICKSBURG
CHANCELLORSVILLE
COMPANY A 133 REGIMENT
COMPANY F 194 REGIMENT
PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS
STEEL MASTER
BUILDER AND GENERAL MANAGER
EDGAR THOMPSON STEEL WORKS
HIS WIFE
HARRIET LLOYD JONES
JAN. 7,1842 -NOV. 7, 1896
THEIR CHILDREN
ELLA JONES
1862-1866
WILLIAM MILO COULTER JONES
JUNE 5,1864 - NOV. 26, 1871
CHARLES K. JONES
NOV. 6, 1871 - NOV. 26, 1871
______________________

WILLIAM LLOYD
1805 - 1867
MARY BUCKNELL JONES
1808 - 1891



Links to W.R. Jones
Administration Of Captain William R. Jones @ Edger Thompson Steel Works




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