In a wreck on the Choctaw, Gulf & Oklahoma railroad last week, Robert JONES, well and favorably known in Stilwell, was instantly killed with six or eight others.
Mr. and Mrs. T.P. BAILEY and Miss Mary JONES, of this place attended the funeral of Mr. JONES.
Mrs. BAILEY and Miss Mary were sisters of Robert, and they have the sympathy of The Standard and this whole community in their sad bereavement.
"Bob" JONES had many friends here who regret his sad and unexpected taking off.
He was a splendid handsome young man, full of promise.
[Local News] Mrs. EAGLE of Kansas City, Mo, sister of Mrs. T.P. BAILEY and Miss Mary JONES, is visiting them this week.
Note; See obit on March 21, 1902.
March 21, 1902
Robert J. JONES was born at Ash Grove, Mo., February 28, 1883; moved to Stilwell with his mother and sisters in 1896 and was a resident of this town until June 1901; was killed in a railroad wreck at Little Maumelle, Ark., February 14, 1902, at the age of 19 years.
It is always sad to give up loved ones--but doubly sad to part with one who had such bright promises in life as Robt. JONES.
All knew him here only to admire his manly qualities, tho' yet a boy.
He was the idol of a fond mother and loving sisters, whose hearts were almost rent asunder when they heard of his awful death. Robert loved his mother and sisters with a devotion seldom equaled, and was always anxious to do something for them. He will long be remembered by relatives and friends for his splendid qualities of head and heart.
The life of a railroad man is not an easy one; dangers ever lurk about their path.
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