Monday, April 8, 2013

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Mollie Jones of Rose Hill, Mississinawa, Ohio


1880s/1890s autograph album of Mollie Jones of Rose Hill, Ohio, in the town of Mississinawa, in Darke County.



The title page above bears the faint name and sentiments of Lorinda Jones, Mollie's older sister.

The album is approximately 5-1/2 x 3-1/2" and contains about 40 pages signed by Mollie's relatives, schoolmates and friends.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Mollie Jones was born 27 January 1877 at Rose Hill, Ohio, the daughter of Francis Meridan and Elizabeth Jane (Manning) Jones, both Ohio natives.

Other siblings signed pages in her album.  Sister Libbie signed at least one page, if not two.





Mollie's older brother Franklin Meridian Jones, "Frank", signed a page on 1 November 1889.



There were two others signers who may have been Mollie's siblings: Maggie and Emma.

Sadly, Mollie died in 1895 within a couple days of the death of her father, leading me to wonder if they succumbed to a sickness going around.

Two of Mollie's teachers signed pages in her album.  Ollie Grissom signed a page at New Weston, Ohio, on 29 April 1889.



Teacher E. E. Lowry of Rose Hill signed a page on 31 October 1889.



If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

  • Mollie Jones of Rose Hill, Ohio, in Darke County; album owner
  • Lorinda Jones, presumably Mollie's older sister Lorinda Jones of Rose Hill, Ohio
  • Maggie, signed at Portland, Indiana, on 26 April [no year written]
  • Libbie Jones; possibly Elizabeth Jones, Mollie's younger sister.  If so, she signed another page on 29 July 1891.
  • Sallie Vanvickle, signed on 5 October 1889
  • Mary Brines, signed on 28 October 1889; Mollie's schoolmate
  • Ollie Grissom of New Weston, Ohio, signed on 29 April 1889; Mollie's teacher
  • Jennie Moore of Rose Hill, Ohio, signed on 20 April 1889; schoolmate
  • Rilla Dutro
  • Frank Jones, signed on 1 November 1889; presumably Mollie's older brother
  • Ollie Shultz
  • Vina Kennedy, signed on 16 December 1889; Mollie's cousin
  • Sarah Arnett, signed on 24 October 1890
  • Bertha Hoover of Rose Hill, Ohio, signed on 29 October 1889; Mollie's schoolmate
  • James Bowers, signed on 3 December [no year written]
  • Can't decipher the name at the bottom; possibly Phineas
  • E. E. Lowry of Rose Hill, signed on 31 October 1889; Mollie's teacher
  • Miss Nettie Staight, signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, in October 1889
  • Annie L. Dellinger, signed on 30 October 1889
  • Harvey Manning; not sure of first name
  • Maggie May Myers or Maggie May Moyers, signed at New Weston, Ohio
  • John Bowers, signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, on 5 December 1890
  • Emma Light, signed at Lights Mill, Ohio, on 3 April 1889; Mollie's schoolmate
  • Hard to read, but appears to be Miss Dulin or ?, signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, on "4-12-89"  There was a Wess with a similar surname who signed another page in the album.
  • Hard to read, but appears to be Miss Dulin or ?, signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, on "4-12-89"  There was a Wess with a similar surname who signed another page in the album.
  • Gilford Vanvickle, signed on 12 October [no year written]
  • Agnes Mann or Agnes Mam or ?, signed on 24 October [no year written]
  • Agnes Mann or Agnes Mam or ?, signed on 24 October [no year written]
  • David Light, signed 12 October [no year written]; Mollie's schoolmate
  • J. C. H., signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, in Darke County
  • Miss Rebecca Walls, signed at New Weston, Ohio, on 6 April 1890; Mollie's cousin
  • Boyd Weaver, signed on 8 December 1890
  • Emma
  • A. A. W., signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, on 22 February 1895; Mollie's cousin
  • Kittie Sparrow of Clifton, Ohio, signed on 16 May 1890
  • Oscar Dellinger, signed on 5 December 1890
  • Nettie Bruns
  • Wess Dulin, or Wess ?, signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, on 25 January 1891
  • Wess Dulin, or Wess ?, signed at Rose Hill, Ohio, on 25 January 1891
  • Lina, signed on 11 April 1891
Darke County, Ohio


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