Madison Weekly Tribune October 1, 1851

Tuesday September 30
Death of Mr. Jones
   It becomes our painful duty to announce the death of Mr. Daniel D. Jones, Senior Editor of the Madison Daily Banner-He died on Sunday afternoon, at half past 3 o'clock, after an illness of ten days. His disease was bilious fever, terminating in congestion of the brain. We hope some one better acquainted with the history of the deceased, will furnish a more extended obituary for the Press.

   Death of Daniel D. Jones.---It is our melancholy task this morning to announce the death of Daniel D. Jones, senior editor of the Banner, who expired at his residence in this city yesterday afternoon at twenty minutes past three o'clock. His disease was congestive fever, of which he was attacked on Thursday, the 18th inst. He died in the fiftieth year of his age.
   Mr. Jones was a native of Wales, and came with his father, John D. Jones, to the United States about the year 1813, and settled in Baltimore, where he served an apprenticeship to the printing business of the office of the Baltimore American. In 1825 he emigrated to the West, and lived a short time with his father, who had previously removed to the West and located in Jennings county, where he now resides-Daniel D., after leaving Jennings county, went to Bardstown, Ky., where he was engaged in publishing the Bardstown Herald and afterwards the Presbyterian Herald, until 1841, when he came to this city.-Here he was engaged with J.W. G. Simrail in the publication of the Republican Banner till 1843, then with John Lodge till 1848, and since that time with the surviving partner until the time of his death.
   The void that the demise of Mr. Jones has created in this city, and, we may with truth say, in the public circles throughout the State, cannot but be deeply and sensibly felt. He was a man of industry and energy, and was possessed of that high order of talent, as a vigorous and ready writer, that earned for him the respect and honor of all, wherever he was known either as an editor or as a private citizen. A man of noble and generous sympathies-kind and humane feelings-he was know only to be esteemed by all with whom he was personally acquainted. (Banner, Sept. 29)

Meeting of Printers and others.
   In pursuance of previous notice, the Printers of Madison and others connected with the Press, met at 1 o'clock, P.M., on Monday the 19th inst., at the office of John L. King, on Main Cross street, to take suitable action with reference to the death of Daniel D. Jones.
On motion of T.H. Roberts, Col. C.P. J. Arion was chosen Chairman.
   On motion of M?toa Gregg, Esq., T.H. Roberts, R.S. Sproute, and Chas. P. Baymiller were appointed a Committee to draft Resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting. The Committee having retired, on their return offered the following:
WHEREAS, We the Printers of Madison, and others connected with the Press of the City, have heard with profound regret of the death of Daniel D. Jones, so long connected with the Press of Indiana.
And WHEREAS. It is right and proper on the occasion of the ____________? us to make some demonstration of the esteem in which we held him.
Therefore Resolved, That we feel that in his death the ? has lost one of it most exemplary members, the Editorial fraternity one of its ____________________________________________.
Resolved, That we deeply condole with the family of the deceased in this their most heavy bereavement, and tender them our heartfelt sympathy.
Resolve, That we attend the funeral of the deceased in a body, and as a mark of respect to his memory, wear crape on our left arm for thirty days.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the City papers, and that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the deceased.
The Chair, Col. Arion, followed the reading of these resolutions with a few feeling and appropriate remarks. He spoke of a long intimacy with, and friendship for, Mr. Jones; of his sterling worth as a man, and his great ability as an Editor.

The Resolutions were then unanimously adopted.
The meeting, after an adjournment for a brief interval, re-assembled at ten minutes of three o'clock, and, in pursuance of the third resolution, proceeded in a body to attend the funeral of the deceased.
C.P.J. Arion, Ch'n
Chas P. Baymiller, Sec'y

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