Biography of Nelson B. Jones
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JONES, Nelson B., retired; born, New York City, Oct. 22, 1835; son of Joseph A. and Eliza (Bradley) Jones; educated in public and private schools of Jackson, Mich., up to 16; married at Lansing, Mich., May 9, 1865, Irma T. Andrews; children: Nurah (Mrs. James P. Edwards), Carl S., Perley B. Learned printer's trade in Jackson; established in 1858 the Dowagiac Republican, and was manager and local editor Lansing State Republican, 1860-66; entered real estate and general insurance business, 1867, and retired in 1910. Resided at Lansing, 1857-1900, where he was member of real estate firm of Jones & Porter, 1867-92; clerk Michigan House of Representatives, 1863-71; member common council, Lansing, 6 years, and of board of education 6 years; removed to Ann Arbor, 1900, and remained there until 1904; has been a resident of Detroit since 1904. Republican. Congregationalist. Mason, K. T. Residence: 65 Leicester Ct.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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