JONES, MARGARET JEAN, 1936-

Biography:

Journalist. Born– March 27, 1936, Cullman County. Parents– Selmer B. and Alma Ruth (Ford) Jones. Education– Fairview High School; correspondence courses in journalism. Stricken at the age of seven with myosistis ossificans progressiva, her back and arms became paralyzed, and by age eighteen, her legs as well. Treated unsuccessfully at the National Institutes of Health, she became one of the organizers of a vocational workshop for the handicapped, the Margaret Jean Jones Adult Activities Center, and was president of the board for two years. Won two Freedom Foundation medals for published essays; for nine years wrote a column, “Through the Looking Glass,” for the Cullman Times; Outstanding Young Women of America, 1970.

Source:

The World in My Mirrow; jacket of Combing Cullman County.

Publication(s):

Combing Cullman County. Cullman, Ala.; Modernistic Printers, 1972.

Cullman County Across the Years. Cullman, Ala.; Modernistic Printers, 1975.

The World in My Mirror. Nashville; Abingdon, 1979.