Biography of John C. Jones
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Jones, John C., Newstead, p. o. Akron, is a son of Rev. Elias and Hattie (Hazard) Jones, and was born in 1859. At an early age John C. went to Holley, N. Y., to live and from that time on until he became twenty-one years old, he continued to reside in that place. He attended the public schools and finally went to Scranton, Pa.. where he entered the employ of the D., L. & W. Railroad, as fireman on the main line of that road. After a service of less than two years Mr. Jones went to Akron and entered into partnership with John Vroom, under the firm name of Vroom & Jones, furniture dealers. This partnership continued for two years, when Mr. Jones sold his interest to his partner. aud subsequently spent a short time in the undertaking business in Cleveland Ohio. This and a short career as a commercial traveler brought him up to 1888, when he returned to Akron and became associated with Jesse B. Coleman in the furniture trade. At the end of three years Mr. Jones became sole proprietor and in 1892 took possession of his new brick store, one of the best and most completely stocked furniture stores in the county outside of Buffalo. In 1887 Mr. Jones married Lizzie Green, daughter of John and Melissa Green, and theyhave two daughters, Laura and Agnes.


Source:
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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