Mary Harris Jones
Born May 1, 1830 in Cork, Ireland.
Died November 30, 1930 in Silver Spring, Md
"Mother Jones was the greatest woman agitator of our times."
After 1890 she became an organizer for the United Mine Workers,
attending her first UMWA convention on January 25, 1901.
She had been on the union payroll for a year.
Mary Harris Jones was born November 30, 1930 in Cork, Ireland and died in Silver Spring on November 30, 1930,
seven months after her one-hundredth birthday. She was buried in the Union Miners
Cemetery at Mount Olive, Illinois,
in the coalfields of Southern Illinois.
Her grave is near those of the victims of the Virden, Illinois, mine riot
There are a couple of good links to the story of Mother Jones