Daily Republican, Monongahela, PA
Monday, January 18, 1915:
David G. Jones Died Following an Operation
David George Jones, age 43 years, son of the late James Jones, died in Mercy Hospital, Saturday at 4:30, following an operation for stomach trouble. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning from the family home in Canonsburg, at 9 o'clock, with Solemn high mass of requiem at St. Patrick's church, Canonsburg, at 10 o'clock, with interment in the cemetery at Canonsburg.
The deceased has been ailing for some time, and on Thursday was operated on at Mercy hospital for stomach trouble. He was born at Greenock, Pa., the son of James and Ann Agnes Ivill Jones. He came to Monongahela with his parents, and attended the Monongahela public school, graduating in the class of 1890.
Upon leaving school he joined his father in the coal business at the Rostraver mines. He was married to Miss Mary Ann Feehan at Monongahela, in 1892. Because of the expansion of the James Jones & Son interests, including the acquisition of the Ivill and Gallatin mines, near Monongahela City, and the T. M. Jenkins Coal Company, Mr. Jones was obliged to move to Pittsburgh where he had since resided. In 1899 the interests of James Jones & Son were taken over by the Monongahela River Coal and Coke Company, but Mr. Jones remained in the employ of the Monongahela River Company for six years. Upon leaving that company he opened the Hazel mine, near Canonsburg.
At the age of 26, he was made superintendent of the Rostraver mines, near Charleroi. His rise to prominence was rapid, he being at the time of his death general manager, secretary and treasurer of the Pittsburgh-Buffalo company; president of the Four States Coal company of West Virginia; president of the Dexter Coal company of Ohio; president of the Rayland Coal company of Pennsylvania; vice president of the Big Coal company of West Virginia; secretary and treasurer of the United States Sewer Pipe company; director of the First National Bank of Finleyville; director of the First National Bank of Wilson; director of the Citizen's Trust company of Canonsburgh; director of the Pittsburgh-Buffalo company of Ohio; secretary of the Pittsburgh Buffalo company of New York, and treasurer of the Lake Erie & Ohio River Ship Canal company.
He and his brother, John H. Jones, organized the Pittsburgh-Buffalo company in 1900, with mines at Johnetta, Bruceton, Marianna and other places. He became secretary, treasurer and general manager of that company in 1903. He always was active in movements for better mine conditions.
His widow, three brothers, John H. Jones, president of the Pittsburgh-Buffalo company; Thomas P. Jones, of Toledo, Ohio, and Harry P. Jones, of Detroit, Mich.; two sons, James and Francis Jones, and three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Holsing, of Canonsburg, Mrs. J. H. Vitchestain and Miss Rachel Jones, of Pittsburgh, survive.
Obituary submitted by Betty Lou Ivell
Image from personal effects of Stella Holsing Moore.