From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Jones, Margaret Grady

(born: 1885) 

Margaret "Maggie" Grady Jones was the first African American woman to serve on the Republican Precinct Committee in South Bend, IN. A Kentucky native, she was born in Haydensville, KY. She was married to George Lee Jones, Sr., born in 1887 in Kentucky. All of the couples' children were also born in Kentucky. The family moved to South Bend in 1919, and according to the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, they lived on West Jefferson Street.

George Jones, Sr. was a presser at a tailor's shop. Maggie was an active member of several organizations, including the Indiana State Republican Women, the Northern Star, and Daughter Elks.

For more see the Margaret Jones entry in The Black Women in the Middle West Project, by D. C. Hine, et al.; and the Margaret Jones Collection at Northern Indiana Historical Society.

Kentucky County & Region

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Read about Haydensville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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NKAA Source: The Black women in the Middle West Project : a comprehensive resource guide, Illinois and Indiana : historical essays, oral histories, biographical profiles, and document collections

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“Jones, Margaret Grady,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 27, 2021,

Last modified: 2020-09-16 18:12:02