Mount Olive, Illinois

Mother Jones is a hero of Mount Olive, because she lived to be 100 before she passed away. Although the records show that she was only 93, nobody decided to question Mother Jones as she said she was 100. She passed away quietly at a friend’s house, and after that was put in the cemetery with other miners. You can find her grave easily to this day, and there is a beautiful monument for her in the Union Miners Cemetery. Although she was not a miner herself, she was always down at the union fighting for their rights and fair treatment, so that is where she wanted to be placed to rest.