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Southern Historical Society Papers.
JOSEPH JONES, M. D., LL.D.
Died, at his home in New Orleans, La., February 17, 1896, after many months of physical suffering. Professor JOSEPH JONES, M. D. , LL. D.
Thus has passed to the vale beyond, a man of the noblest instincts, a lover of truth, a servant of his kind.
In him was constantly dominant the desire to serve suffering hu- manity, to relieve its woes, and to subserve, as he might, enlighten- ment in its broadest compass.
His was a heritage of duty, precept, and practice.
Patriotism and virtue had incited and constrained in his forbears, for generations, in the Nation's progress.
It has been but a few years since his noble father, Rev. Charles Colcock Jones, D. D. , teacher, minister, and philanthropist blessed and blessing in fullness of years, was called to his eternal reward.
It was the privilege of the writer to meet Dr. Joseph Jones during our late memorable internecine war. I have not been face to face with him since, but we have maintained correspondence at intervals. I was honored in his regard.
A brother, like worthy, the late Colonel Charles Colcock Jones, jr., of Augusta, Ga., I met later, only a few years ago. Although our friendship began later, our communication was more frequent whilst he lived.
Rarely in the world's history has it been that an excellent father has been doubly blessed in two sons, such types exemplar, as citi- zens, patriots, scholars, and useful public ministrants.