JAMES E. JONES, who has lived in Owego since 1857, was born in Newark Valley, February 1, 1841, and was the
son of James Jones, an early resident of that town. When less than seventeen years old James E. started out to
make his own way in life. He came to Owego and for a year was employed in a wagon shop, but was afterward in the
Erie bridge shops and the Lehigh Valley shops, and was there employed for a period of twenty years. Then for five
years he worked at pattern making, and in 1883, in company with B. C. Springsteen, he started a planing mill in
the old Sackett soap works building. After two years Mr. Jones succeeded to the business, and with the exception
of .a short time has since been sole proprietor. His shop employs from five to ten men, and produces a superior
quality of interior and exterior wood finishing. The affairs of business occupy Mr. Jones' whole attention and
he finds but little time to engage in. local politics. On November 4, 1874, James E. Jones was married with Frances
Hubbard. They have one child, Miss Flora A. Hibbard.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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