One of the well known and successful surgeons of Utica is Dr. Herbert Gordon Jones, whose birth occurred
in this city on the 26th of July, 1857. He is a son of John Franklin and Jane (Williams) Jones, the father a native
of Wales but the mother, who was a daughter of Herbert Williams, was born in Steuben, Oneida county, New York.
Mr. Jones was born and reared in the town of Dolgelly, emigrating to the United States in 1844, in which year he
settled in Utica. When he first located here he became identified with the building interests of the city but later
withdrawing from this line he established a retail meat market, which he was conducting at the time of his demise
The public schools of this city provided Dr. Herbert Gordon Jones with his early education, after the completion
of which he matriculated in the medical department of the New York University from which institution he was awarded
the degree of doctor of medicine with the class of 1881. He subsequently became house surgeon in St. Elizabeth's
hospital where he remained for eighteen months. For two years thereafter he served in the capacity of visiting
surgeon, withdrawing at the expiration of that period to accept a similar position in St. Luke's Hospital which
he has ever since retained. Dr. Jones has met with gratifying success in his profession, both as a surgeon and
general practitioner, but of recent years he has been devoting his entire time and attention to surgery, which
branch of the work he prefers. That he is skillfiil, competent and thoroughly dependable is evidenced not only
by his large practice but by the elass of his patients, many of whom represent the best families in the city. In
addition to his. large hospital and private practice he is also surgeon for the New York Central Railroad in Utica,
in which capacity he has been retained for a number of years.
Dr. Jones was married on the 23d of June, 1882, to Miss Katherine Elinor Perry, a daughter of Henry D. and Mary
Perry, well known residents of this city. To the union of Dr. and Mrs. Jones have been born two sons and one daughter,
as follows: Harold S, Mildred K. and Stuart G.
Fraternally Dr. Jones is a member of the Masonic order; and he keeps in touch with his fellow practitioners through
the medium of his affiliation with the Oneida County Medical Society, and the State and National Medical Associations.
He was president of the local society from 1905 to 1907, and he also filled the chair of county coroner for six
years, being elected to that office in 1884. Much of the success which has been accorded Dr. Jones in the practice
of his profession must be attributed to his strong mental power, poise and pleasing personality, which always win
him the confidence o± those entrusted to his charge, as well as his skill and dexterity at the operating
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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