Biography of Fred G. Jones
Marion County, IA Biographies





Fred G. Jones, a successful and progressive representative of mercantile interests in Marion county, is the proprietor of a general store at Bussey, conducting one of the best and most extensive establishments of the kind in the town. His birth occurred in Mahaska county, Iowa, on the 23d of September, 1875, his parents being Walter N. and Anna (Wycoff) Jones, who were born, reared and married in Illinois. In 1868 they took up their abode among the pioneer settlers of Mahaska county; Iowa, and for many years were identified with its progress and development. The father passed away on the 22d of June, 1899, but the mother survives and now makes her home with our subject. Their children were nine in number.

Fred G. Jones acquired his education in the common schools and when still young in years began providing for his own support. In 1896 he embarked in business as a merchant of Bussey, where he has since built up an extensive and gratifying patronage as proprietor of a general store and meat market. He carries a stock valued at about eight thousand dollars and in all his dealings is strictly honorable, enjoying a well merited reputation as one of the reliable, progressive and substantial business men of the community.

On the 23d of December, 1896, Mr. Jones was united in marriage to Miss Mamie Mehanna, her parents being A. R. and Jessie (Clancy) Mehanna, who in the spring of 1857 took up their abode among the pioneer residents of Marion county. The father has since taken a prominent and active part in local affairs of importance and is widely recognized as a valued and influential citizen. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been born four children, namely: Walter Nelson, Dorothy, Helen and Clifford, all yet under the parental roof.

Mr. Jones is a stanch republican in his political views and deeply interested in public affairs, yet has never sought nor desired office as a reward for his party fealty. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, the Red Men, the Knights of Pythias, the Woodmen of the World and the Yeomen, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, to which his wife also belongs. The success which has attended his undertakings well entitles him to recognition among the representative citizens of this county, and his many sterling traits of character have won him the warm friendship and kindly regard of those with whom he has come in contact.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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