Dr. H. J. Jones is prominent in both professional and business circles of North English, as he is president
of the Acme Lumber Company and also a successful physician and surgeon. He is a native of Washington county, Iowa,
born July 29, 1882, of the marriage of Frank C. and Alida (Sherman) Jones, the former a native of Ohio and the
latter of England. When but a child the mother was brought by her parents to America and the family located in
Washington county, Iowa. The parents of Frank C. Jones removed to that county from Ohio when he was but four years
of age and the grew to manhood there. Following his marriage, which was solemnized in Washington county, he and
his wife located upon a farm near Wellman, that county, where they resided until 1899, when he passed away. His
widow subsequently took up her abode in Wellman, where she is now living.
Dr. H. J. Jones was graduated from the Wellman high school with the class of 1898 and in the fall of 1899 entered
the medical department of Iowa State University, having determined upon the practice of medicine as his life work.
He received his professional degree in 1904 and in September of that year located in North English, where he began
practice, and in the eleven years that have intervened since that time he has built up an enviable reputation for
ability and conscientiousness. His patients have full confidence in him and his practice is growing steadily in
volume and importance. He was instrumental in the organization of the Acme Lumber Company of North English, of
which he is president, and in the management of the affairs of that concern has demonstrated his sound business
judgment and his executive power, qualities that are not often found associated with the traits that make the successful
In 1905 Dr. Jones married Miss Gertrude Downing, of Wellman, Iowa, and in 1912 the passed away, leaving a daughter,
Elma. In October, 1914, Dr. Jones was again married, Miss Iska Humphreys, of North English, becoming his wife
He has a number of fraternal connections, belonging to the Masonic blue lodge; Marengo Chapter, No. 4, R. A. M.;
Bethlehem Commandery, No. 134, K. T., of Washington, Iowa; Iowa Consistory, No. 2, A. & A. S. R., of Cedar
Rapids; and Kaaba Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Davenport. He also belongs to the Knights of Pythias of North
English. His keen realization of the necessity of knowing and utilizing the results of experiments in the field
of medical science prompts him to read widely along professional lines and to identify himself with professional
societies. He holds membership in the Iowa County Medical Society, of which he is ex president, the Iowa State
Medical Society and the American Medical Association and is justly ranked as one of the most progressive young
physicians of this county.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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