Biography of William A. Jones
Erie County, NY Biographies


Jones, William Albert, Buffalo, son of Albert and Mary A. (McDonald) Jones, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., April 2, 1878. His early education was obtained in the public schools. Upon the death of his father September 9, 1890, he became associated with the firm of Baker, Jones & Co., of which his father was until then a member. His father was a native of Bristol, England, and settled in Buffalo in 1850. His mother was born in Buffalo, where she has always resided, her family having been among the first settlers, her grandfather, William H. Best, moving to Buffalo with his family from Lycoming county, Penn., in 1809. Mr. Jones is a member of the Church of Our Fathers, Unitarian, Washington Lodge No. 240, F. & A. M., Buffalo Chapter No. 71, R. A. M., and Lake Erie Commandery No. 20, K. T. He is also a member of a number of social clubs, among which are the Acacia, Independent, etc.

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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