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Near Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ida Ella Ruth Jones

(1874 – 1959)

 
 
Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
1. Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker
Inscription. African American self-taught artist who depicted life in rural Chester County in the first half of the 20th century. The daughter of a former slave, Jones completed more than 300 works in her 70ís and 80ís. She worked in watercolor, oil, and pencil in a style typical of folk art. Her works illustrated personal observations of family and farm life, nature, landscapes, early technologies, human interaction, and slavery. Jones resided on a nearby farm.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.392′ N, 75° 49.966′ W. Marker is near Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Doe Run Road and Rokeby Road (Pennsylvania Route 82), on the right when traveling north on Doe Run Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynching of Zachariah Walker (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brandywine Mansion (approx. 2.9 miles away);
Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
2. Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker
The Lukens Mill - Late 1800s (approx. 2.9 miles away); Terracina (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Lukens Mill - Early 1900s (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Brandywine Mansion (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coatesville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Ida Ella Ruth Jones - Brother
 
Also see . . .  Story & Image of her and her brother. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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