Biography of Avery D. Jones


Jones, Avery D., Concord, p. o. Springville, born at Remsen, Oneida county, N. Y., January 28, 1848, is a son of Ezekiel Jones, who was a native of the same town, being a descendant of early settlers of the county. In the year 1846 he was married to Deborah Avery, of Lowville, Lewis county, who survives him, residing with her son, Avery D. Capt. Ezekiel Jones, for several years deputy sheriff of Oneida county, in 1862 mustered Co. I. 146th Regt. N. Y. State Volunteers, for service in the late war, and while in camp at Rome, N. Y., awaiting orders, was stricken with typhoid fever, resulting in his death at that place. Avery D., the eldest of six children, was educated in common schools, and learned the tinner's trade at an early age. During the spring of 1866 he was employed at his trade in Springville, this county, subsequently going to Chicago, and later to Minneapolis, remaining about one year, when he returned to Springville where he engaged in the hardware, stove and tin business, continuing in the same at the present time, his store numbering among the finest hardwares in the State of New York. In 1869 he married Laura Lorain Stanbro, daughter of Amos Stanbro, deceased. They have one child living, a daughter, Alsie M., who was married to Claude G. Leland in September, 1896. Mr. Jones is a stockholder and director of the Springville Natural Gas Company, and of the Farmers' Bank, of which he is one of the founders, being vice-president at the present time. He has served as trustee of the village at different times; was master of Springville Lodge, F. & A. M., for two years, and high priest of Springville Chapter for a like period; is a member of Hugh De Payens Commandery, Ismalia Temple; also of Buffalo Con sistory, 32d degree.

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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