Diaries of Margaret Jones

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Page from Margaret Jones Diary 1945
Margaret Jones Diary from January 25, 1945 - Image Source

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Margaret C. Jones was born in 1900 in Edmeston, to Richard and Emma Jones.  She graduated from the local high school, Edmeston Central School, and then earned a teaching degree in Oneonta.  

Jones taught in Edmeston for 51 years, despite having a physical condition that made speech difficult. She worked at Goodrich, Carr, Cobblestone, Basswood, and North Edmeston rural schools, as well as the high school.  

Ms. Jones never married but had a rich network of friends and was an active member of the Second Baptist Church of Edmeston.