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Jones, Rufus Matthew (25 January 1863–16 June 1948), exemplar of mysticism and rebuilder of Quakerism, was born on his family’s farm in South China, Maine, the son of Edwin Jones and Mary Hoxie. Despite the demands of the farm and financial need, as well as an almost fatal injury at age ten, Jones attended local day and Quaker boarding schools. The vitality of worship and loving guidance in his Quaker home were described in the first of his humorous, small autobiographical books, ...