For more than thirty years John Henry Jones, who is familiarly known as "Jones of Utica," has been
a factor in the business life of this city. Being endowed with a laudable ambition to gain an honorable position
among his fellowmen, he has steadily advanced and by the application of sound judgment and untiring energy is now
at the head of one of the most important storage and trucking concerns in central New York. He is of Welsh descent.
His father crossed the ocean to the new world and settled in Oneida county, New York, in 1830. Here he spent the
remainder of his life.
John Henry Jones was educated in the public schools and Whitestown Seminary and continued with his parents until
after he reached his majority. In 1877 he came to Utica and entered the employ of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Railroad, with which he was identified for a number of years as one of the trusted employes. However, he
was desirous of engaging in business on his own account and in 1897 he began trucking on a modest scale. Later
Wilbur S. Clark was admitted as a partner. The business developed to a good paying basis and in 1905 a storage
warehouse was added, which has proved one of the best investments the firm could have made. Mr. Jones is a man
of unusual enterprise and perseverance deserving high credit for the many obstacles he has overcome and the regard
he has gained by straightforward methods and the use of the best facilities known in the lines he so ably represents.
On the 18th of June, 1884, Mr. Jones was united in marriage to Miss Lina Morgan, a daughter of Hon. Sewell S. and
Julia (Fairchild) Morgan, of West Winfield, Herkimer county, New York. One son has been born to this union, Sewell
Morgan, who is now living in Utica. Being essentially a business man, Mr. Jones has never sought political honors
nor emoluments. He is a generous contributor to worthy causes and as a citizen ably performs his part in the uphuilding
of the community. He is genial in manner, accommodating in disposition and makes friends wherever he is known.
Fraternally he is connected with Utica Lodge, No. 33, B. P. 0. E., the Royal Arcanum, and the Arcanum Club.S
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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