Jones, Ada Mae

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Ada Mae Jones was born Friday, July 19, 1895, the daughter of Ackland Adelbert Jones (7 JUL 1850 - 5 MAR 1928) and Sarah E. Wright (1862 - 1937). Her siblings were:

  • Minnie Adelaide Jones (November 28, 1881 - July 7, 1951) - married William H. Cowan
  • Avery D. Jones (OCT 1884 - 30 NOV 1906)
  • Edwin Jones (DEC 1886 - BEF 1937)
  • Jesse Jones (10 SEP 1890 - 21 MAY 1981)
  • Charles Jones (20 JUL 1893 - 10 DEC 1970)
  • Edna C. Jones (SEP 1898 - 7 APR 1947)
  • Howard (Buck) Jones (18 DEC 1901 - 24 FEB 1992 )



Marriage & Children

Ada Mae Jones married in 1910 Daniel Jacob Lendrum (16 JUL 1887 - 11 FEB 1957). Their children were:

  • Marjorie Jean Lendrum (Private - ) - Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) Shultes
  • William Lendrum
  • Morris Lendrum (OCT 1916 - BEF 1920)
  • Frederick D. Lendrum (2 NOV 1922 - 10 JUL 2005)
  • Harold Earl Lendrum (7 FEB 1929 - 1 NOV 2007)

Daniel Jacob Lendrum also married Olga Belle Zeh (16 MAR 1891 - 13 JAN 1910). Their child was:

  • Helen Irene Lendrum (28 DEC 1909 - 1 JAN 1999 ) - Mrs. James (Helen) VanNess of Delmar


Ada Lendrum passed away Tuesday evening at Albany Medical Center Hospital where she had been confined the past several weeks. The date might be July 19 or July 12.


Ada Mae Jones Lendrum Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — Thursday, July 21, 1983


Funeral services were conducted from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Berne Thursday morning for Mrs. Ada Lendrum who has passed away Tuesday evening at Albany Medical Center Hospital where she had been confined the past several weeks.

Born July 19, 1895, the daughter of the late Ackland and Sarah Wright Jones, she grew up in Berne and married Daniel J. Lendrum who predeceased her in 1957. She was a member of the Berne Lutheran Church and a charier member of Uhai Chapter #803 O.E.S. where she served as color bearer when the chapter was organized in 1927. She later served also in the chairs of Historian and at the point of Electa.

Ada Lendrum was the mother of Frederick D. Lendrum, Harold E. Lendrum and Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) Shultes with whom she had lived the past many years. She was also step-mother of Mrs. James (Helen) VanNess of Delmar and sister of Howard Jones and the late Minnie Cowan, Avery Jones, Edwin Jones, Jesse Jones, Charles Jones, and Edna C. Jones. She is survived by 14 grandchildren, Steven Lendrum of Taber Road, Sharon Nevins of Round Lake, Nancy Lendrum of Gloucester, and Connie Lendrum of East Berne, Kenneth Lendrum of Glens Falls, Mrs. Daniel (Denise) Swezey of Helderberg Trail, Alan, Jill, Annette and Anita Lendrum of Taber'Road, Vickie and Ronnie Shultes of Berne, and Mrs. Christine Torey of Castleton and Mrs. Suzanne Boe of New Paitz, and also nine great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Officiating at the funeral service was the Rev. James K. Hilton and burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Berne, N.Y. or the Berne Ambulance Fund, Berne, N.Y, 12023.

Altamont Enterprise - Thursday, July 21, 1983

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Mrs. William H. Cowan

Mrs. William H. Cowan, formerly Minnie Adelaide Jones, died July 7th (1951) at her residence near Altamont. The first of eight children of Ackland Jones and Sarah Wright, she was born, at Berne on Nov. 28, 1881. During, her entire life, she made her home within a few miles of her birthplace.

In early life, she became a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Berne. She was united in marriage to William H. Cowan; Rev. Karl Krahman, her pastor, was the officiating clergyman. Five children were born to this family. Four are now living, one daughter dying in infancy,

Funeral services were held July 1Oth at the Brunk Funeral home in Berne, Rev. Russell Greene officiating, with Rev. Everett Wright assisting. Burial was in Knox Cemetery. In addition to her four children, Mrs. Cowan is survived by her husband, nine grandchildren, one sister, and three brothers.

Altamont Enterprise - July 13, 1951

Ada Lendrum: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Ada Lendrum
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Friday July 19, 1895
Date of Death: July 1983
Est. Age at Death: 87 years, 11 months
Last known residence:
City: Berne; South Berne; West Berne
County: Albany
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12023
Latitude: 42.6069
Longitude: -74.1594