James Jones
Lucinda Dowell
Marcus B. Beher
(Abt 1841-1896)
Mary Elizabeth Dill
(Abt 1841-1877)
Elbridge Gary Jones
Anna Eliza Beher
Edna Fern Jones


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1. Elijah McPherson Sells

Edna Fern Jones 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 18 Mar 1896, Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Elijah McPherson Sells
  • Died: 6 Jun 1986, Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States at age 90 2 4
  • Buried: 9 Jun 1986, Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, Indiana, United States 2 4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States. 5 The 1910 census recorded Elbridge G. Jones, farmer, 56, living with wife Annie, 46; Grace L, dress maker, 19; Lenora I., 17; Maud M., 15; Fern E., 14; Ralph B., 10; Warren F., 6; and Curtis B., 2. Elbridge and Annie were married for 26 years and she had birthed 10 children, 8 alive in 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Elbridge's parents in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1930 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 6 The 1930 census recorded at 6845 Dorchester Avenue in Chicago: Fern Jones, designer in hat factor, 30, and her brother, Curtis Jones, cook in restaurant, 22, as lodgers in the household headed by Herman Gordan, officer in county jail, 58. Fern and Curtis and their parents were born in Indiana. Gordan and his parents were born in Germany.

3. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Mrs. Mike Sells and Curtis Jones have returned to their home in Chicago after spending two weeks with their parents Mr. And Mrs. E. T. Jones, 21 Aug 1931, Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 7

4. Residence: on 13 Dec 1933 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 1

5. Newspaper: 22 Jan 1943, Knox, Henry, IN, United States. 8

6. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Beher Reunion, 14 Jul 1959, Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 9 The Beher family reunion was held Sunday at the home of Mrs. E. M. Sells, near Raleigh, with approximately 35 attending from many places. Those enjoying the gathering were Mr. and Mrs. Orel Beher and Mrs. Robert Beher of Mooresville, Mr. and Mrs. William Beher, of Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Herbie Beher of Carthage, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Beher and granddaughter of Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brijant of Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Brothers of Middletown, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bott, of Muncie, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Stephenson of Albany, Miss Mary Beher of Frankton, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Jones and family, Mrs. Carl F. Beher, Mrs. Toss Beher, Mrs. Fred Jessup and the Misses Nellie and Maude Jones, all of Rushviile and Lenora Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.

7. Residence: on 14 Jul 1959 in Raleigh, Rush, IN, United States. 9

8. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Probate of Maude Jones, 27 Nov 1967, Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 10 The estate of Maude Jones has been offered for probate. Her will,, dated June 15, 1962, indicates that her interest in real estate at 820 North Main Street is to go to her sisters, Grace Jessup, Nellie M. Jones and Lenora Jones. Furniture and personal effects are bequeathed to the same sisters. The remainder of the estate is to be shared by the three sisters plus other brother and sister who are Fern Sells, Floyd Jones, and Curtis Jones. Fern Sells was named executrix, with bond of $10,000.

9. Cause of Death: Fern died at Hillside Haven Nursing Home from acute myocardial infarction, 6 Jun 1986, Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 4

10. Occupation: cook at Durbin Hotel on 6 Jun 1986 in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. 4

Edna married Elijah McPherson Sells. (Elijah McPherson Sells was born on 5 Jan 1892 in Trenton, Dade, GA, United States 3 and died on 15 Oct 1955 in Vida, Autauga, AL, United States.)


1 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 13 Dec 1933, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Ann Eliza Beher Jones.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74918566.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, Elijah M. Sells, b. 5 Jan 1892 in Trenton, GA.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 86-023244 Fern Sells, widow, father Elbridge Jones, mother Ann Beher, informant Carol Stark niece.

5 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5J-GCY Elbridge G Jones, Jackson, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 108, sheet 3B, family 60.

6 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSTC-1QV ), Fern Jones in household of Herman Gordan, Chicago (Districts 0001-0250), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 228, sheet 3A, line 47, family 74.

7 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 21 Aug 1931, page 3.

8 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 22 Jan 1943, page 1.

9 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 14 Jul 1959, page 6. Beher Reunion.

10 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 27 Nov 1967, page 1.

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