Biography of Albert B. Jones
Erie County, NY Biographies


Jones, Albert B., Buffalo, son of David and Eleanor (Davis) Jones, was born May 20, 1846, in Liverpool. England, where he was educated in public schools and private academies. Having lost a brother in the American civil war he came to the United States in 1870 to look after his deceased brother's estate, and finally settled in Toronto, Canada. He was for four years private secretary to Col. Frederick W. Cumberland, M. P., managing director of the Northern Railway of Canada, and for two years chief clerk to the superintendent of the Intercolonial Railway at Moncton, New Brunswick. In 1877 he became secretary to the Hon. William L. Bancroft, receiver of the Chicago and Port Huron Railroad at Port Huron, Mich., which position he held until 1879, visiting Toronto, Montreal, New York and other cities. Afterwards he came to Buffalo, and in February, 1880, entered the law office of Bowen, Rogers & Locke, as a stenographer. He remained with them and their successors, Rogers, Locke & Milburn, with whom he began the study of law in 1885, being admitted to the bar in 1888. Since then he has been associated with that firm. Mr. Jones is a member of the Buffalo Historical Society, the Liberal and Ellicott Clubs, and the Royal Arcanum, and a vestryman of St. Mary's Episcopal church. He is also one of the Board of Managers of the Church Home. October 16, 1867, he married Janet, daughter of John Hamilton of Ince Blundel, near Liverpool, England, formerly of Ecclefechan, Scotland. She died May 20, 1869, leaving one daughter. Edith Eleanor, wife of Louis Spinks of Liverpool. Mr. Jones married, second, on August 16, 1881, Sarah Emily Hill, daughter of Thomas Hill of Buffalo, and they have three children: Arthur Locke, Howard Stanley, and Harold Hill.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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