IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS

MAY 17, 1906

The Grim Reaper

The sudden death of Mrs. Jane Jones in Grangeville on May 12, came as a shock to her many friends.  Her illness was of short duration. 

Born in new York she married Seth Jones in Illinois and in 1858 traveled across the plains by ox team and settled in California.

On June 1, 1862 they arrived at Florence coming over the newly completed Mose Melnor toll trail.  Mrs. Jones was the first white woman over the trail and the gallant Melnor would take no tolls from the entire train when he knew of her presence.

She is survived by her husband, five sons and four daughters.

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