Memorial bench ceremony at Mother Jones Monument


April 27, 2022

The Mother Jones Monument in Mt. Olive is shown above with reenactors playing the silent miner, Mother Jones and General Alexander Bradley.

The Mt. Olive Union Miner's Cemetery Care Committee and supporters, including the Friends of Mother Jones Museum, will be placing a memorial bench near the grave of the legendary Irish firebrand, Mother Jones, in honor of her husband and four children who died of yellow fever and were buried in Pauper's graves in Memphis.

The bench ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 1, with activities from noon until 5 p.m. The ceremony begins in the cemetery at noon with special guests, including Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea, appearances by Mother Jones and "General" Alexander Bradley with a s...

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