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1837

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was born in Ireland

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1850

Mother Jones and family arrived in Boston

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1859

Mother Jones began teaching in a convent school in Michigan

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1867

Mother Jones's husband, George, and their four children died in the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis

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1871

The Great Fire in Chicago burned up Mother Jones' dressmaking business and her possessions

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1897

Mother Jones joined Eugene Debs's Social Democracy and the Unite Mine Workers of America national strike in Pittsburgh

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1900

Mother Jones was sent to survey the West Virginia coalfields reporting conditions "worse than those in Czarist Russia"

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1902

Mother Jones was arrested and taken to Parkersburg for violating Judge John J. Jackson's injunction

1912

Mother Jones returned to West Virginia to aid union miners on Paint Creek and Cabin Creek

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1913

Mother Jones left house arrest to precipitate a congressional investigation

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1915

Mother Jones testified before another congressional committee

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1917

Mother Jones returned to West Virginia to hold meetings and seek union recognition in the Fairmont and Winding Gulf coalfield

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1919

Mother Jones joined the steelworkers' organizing drive in Pittsburgh

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1924

Mother Jones called on Governor Morgan for pardons for miners imprisoned after the Logan March

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May 01, 1930

Mother Jones celebrated her 100th birthday by condemning the Prohibition Act "as a curse upon the nation"

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Nov 30, 1930

Mother Jones died


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