Mary Harris "Mother" Jones 1830-1930 after her husband and 4 children died of yellow fever and her workshop was destroyed in a fire in 1871, she began working as an organizer for the Knights of Labor and United Mine Workers union. She was known as Mother Jones. In 1902 she was called "the most dangerous woman in America" for her success in organizing mine workers/their families.
Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones).. The Most Dangerous Woman in American.. [she was denounced on the floor of the United States Senate as the "grandmother of all agitators," she replied: "I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators."] Mother Jones
Mother Jones aka Mary Harris Jones, assailed in Congress as "the grandmother of all agitators," and hailed as "the miner's angel" by workers, fought against child labor and for decent conditions, fair pay, and safety in the workplace.
labor activist and organizer Mary Harris Jones – more commonly known as “Mother Jones.” After two catastrophic losses—first, of her husband & children to yellow fever and then of her home & dressmaking business in the Great Chicago Fire—Jones joined the Knights of Labor. Jones was a fearless leader and talented orator. She was enormously successful in organizing mine workers and their families around the turn of the 20th century, which earned her the label, “the most dangerous woman in…