JONES, HANNAH - Morgan County, Illinois | HANNAH JONES - Illinois Gravestone Photos

Hannah JONES

Jacksonville East Cemetery
Morgan County,
Illinois

Millie: May 28, 1926
Mary: Jan 27, 1927
Frances: Jan 3, 1916
Mattie: Sept 16, 1911
Lucy: March 6, 1925
Katherine: May 14, 1925
Pauline: June 14, 1928
Hannah: July 14, 1930
Kitty: Jan 2, 1933
Sarah: July 16, 1933

Members of the "Social Domestic Science Club". 10 more members are listed on the back of this stone and can be read by bringing up Hester Brown.
The fact that this club was so important to these ladies that they chose to have their names all listed on one stone speaks volumes.
While there were many "Domestic Clubs" throughout Illinois, I could find only one with the name "Social Domestic Science Club" in Morgan County and it was in Murrayville which is just South of Jacksonville, Illinois.

It appears, from reading several articles regarding this and other clubs, that their early emphasis (early 1900's) was on the home and skills relating to being a wife and mother, although there were references to schools. As the club evolved, it expanded it's focus greatly to include work with the health of children, schools and even hospitals.
In the 1916 Yearbook, compiled by the Illinois Farmer's Institute, they state "The ideal of modern living, one reflected in the mottos of any household Science club, is service."
This particular club reported in 1916 that they had 20 members. They have taken care of one case of sickness in the town and with the consent of the school board, had all of the school children examined and all reports sent to the parents of each child. They also donated $10 to a hospital fund in addition to joining the county and district federations.

Other clubs talked about bringing school and home closer together. Many worked on schoolhouses and worked for free kindergarten. They also got involved in the legislative process as it related to their efforts.

This club was still active in November, 1948 (article in the Jacksonville, IL newspaper) and were giving Christmas gifts to the girls of "Park Ridge School".

Contributed on 6/9/13 by retro_illini
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Submitted: 6/9/13 • Approved: 6/9/13 • Last Updated: 4/8/18 • R62792-G62785-S3

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