John Lewis Jones (1880 – )

“JOHN LEWIS JONES, who is in charge of the shipments of the Danville Structural Tubing Company’s products,was born at Danville May 19, 1880, and is one of the native sons of Montour county.

Evan Jones, his father came to Danville to enter the North Branch plant of the Steel Company as heater, and held the same position with the Tube Company.  His death occurred May 8, 1895, when he was only thirty-nine years old.  Me married Ida F. Ware, a daughter of Daniel and Sarah Ann (Byerly) Ware, the former of whom, now deceased, was a veteran of the Civil war. His widow still survives.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones became the parents of three children: Walter Edward, who resides at Philadelphia; Gordon Franklin; and John Lewis.

John Lewis Jones was only a lad when he had the misfortune to lose his father, we he was obliged to leave school and go to work to help support his mother.  In 1897 he entered the Price Tube Works as a mill hand, and so proved his efficiency that in 1900 he was placed in charge of the shipping department, now supervising the shipping of the entire output. Mr. Jones has had two children, but only one survives, John Paul, who was born July 31, 1908.  Reared in the Catholic faith, Mr. Jones became a member of that church, belonging to St. Joseph’s parish in Danville.  He is also a member of St. Joseph’s Total Abstinence Society.  Becoming a member of Friendship Fire Company No. 1, in January, 1899, he was made its chief of Dec. 7, 1912.  A man of utmost reliability, Mr. Jones has proved his worth in every line of endeavor he has undertaken and deserves the promotion which has fallen to his lot.”

Source:  Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, J.H. Beers and Co., Chicago, 1915, page 939.


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