Elizabeth Earl Jones, C.S.B.

Portrait by Camille DuMond. Gift of Elizabeth Earl Jones Association.


ELIZABETH EARL JONES was a semi-invalid through much of her teens. When she was 17, she heard of Sue Harper Mims, a Christian Science practitioner in Atlanta, Georgia, and appealed to her for help. After a quick healing, Elizabeth began an earnest study of Science and Health, and in the fall of 1899 had Primary class instruction with Mrs. Mims. In 1903, Miss Jones was listed in The Christian Science Journal as a practitioner in Asheville, North Carolina. The Committee on Publication for North Carolina called on her for prayerful support during a legal matter, and ultimately succeeded having a bill in the Legislature amended which had been designed to prevent the practice of Christian Science in that state. Miss Jones was one of the first to receive a license permitting her to practice. She later moved to London, England, and during the latter half of World War I and beyond, much of her practice was with members of the armed services. Elizabeth Earl Jones added to the collection of historical material on Mrs. Eddy’s life in the Carolinas, and in 1940 she attended the Normal class under the Christian Science Board of Education and became an authorized teacher.

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