Who is mother jones?

Famous quotes containing the words mother and/or jones:

    For this your mother sweated in the cold,
    For this you bled upon the bitter tree:
    A yard of tinsel ribbon bought and sold;
    A paper wreath; a day at home for me.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    Come all you rounders if you want to hear
    A story ‘bout a brave engineer;
    Casey Jones, that was the rounder’s name
    On a heavy eight-wheeler he rode to fame.
    —Unknown. Casey Jones (l. 1–4)