“In loving memory of John Jones, Liverpool House, Rhosddu, who entered into his rest whilst participating in the harvest thanksgiving service at Zion Chapel Oct 23 1900 aged 72”Headstone Transcription
The inscription of this gravestone commemorates a death that almost appears to be miraculously divine, despite that he had previously been treated for a heart condition.
John Jones had been a Deacon at the Zion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Regent Street, Wrexham for many years. It was reported that during the thanksgiving service he responded to the 1st psalm and then fell to the floor and died.
After causing this break in the service his body was moved to his home. The participants in the service reconvened and the service resumed. It was believed that this is what John would have wanted to happen.
He was buried at the Wrexham Cemetery on the 26th October 1900.
Researched by Wayne Piotr Cronin-Wojdat 2015
Full Gravestone Inscription: “In loving memory of John Jones, Liverpool House, Rhosddu, who entered into his rest whilst participating in the Harvest Thanksgiving service at Zion chapel, Oct 23 1900 aged 72 years. “The law of truth was in his mouth and iniquity was not found in his lips.” Also, Sarah Jones, widow of the above, who entered into rest May 23 1913, aged 79 years. “In my father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so ? have told you. I go to ? for you.”” (The column on top of the gravestone has collapsed obscuring part of the inscription).
England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1900, John Jones.
Online Wrexham Cemetery Burial Records Search, www.wrexham.gov.uk [website], accessed 2nd July 2015.
Wrexham Advertiser, 27th October 1900, p.4. & p.6.
Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery M-03456