Biography of Dixon Jones
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Dixon Jones, a substantial resident of Williamsburg, who is engaged in the poultry and egg business, was born in New York state on the 8th of Tune, 1857, and is a son of Owen R. and Ann Jones, the former also a native of that state and the latter of Wales. The death of the mother occurred in New York, but in 1869, the father removed to this county and took up his residence in Williamsburg. He farmed in this locality for a number of years and passed away here in 1907. In his family were four children: Mary E., the wife of Fred A. Lyon, who is living in Montana; Edward W., of Williamsburg; Dixon; and Catherine A., the wife of O. W. Perry.

Dixon Jones remained at home until he was thirty one years of age and assisted his father with the work of the farm. After his marriage he embarked in the produce business, in which he has since engaged. He has met with success and his trade is increasing from year to year. He buys poultry and eggs from the farmers of Iowa county and ships to larger cities, where he receives good prices for his produce, as he takes pains to have the eggs fresh and the poultry in good condition. He has accumulated considerable property, owning ten acres of valuable land between Cedar Rapids and Marion, four store buildings in Williamsburg and two residences.

Mr. Jones married Miss Katherine Evans, a native of Iowa and a daughter of Watkins and Elizabeth Evans. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Jones two children have been born: Edwin E., who is a graduate of the local high school and is at home; and Dixon, deceased.

The parents hold membership in the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Jones has been a trustee. Politically he gives his allegiance to the republican party and for eight years has served acceptably as township clerk. He is identified with Williamsburg Lodge, No. 368, I. O. O. F., and has filled all of the chairs therein, having served as secretary ford seventeen years. He is also a member of Williamsburg Lodge, No. 172, K. A.: and has held all of the offices in that organization. He is a self made man, as his success has been gained without the aid of influential friends and as he started with no capital. He attributes his prosperity to his willingness to pay strict attention to business and his careful management, and takes just pride in what he has accomplished.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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