Biography of Enoch N. Jones
Columbiana County, OH

Enoch N. Jones, secretary and treasurer of the Enterprise Laundry Company, East Liverpool, is among the energetic and successful business men of Columbiana County. He was born in Carroll County, Ohio, March 29, 1871, and is the son of Isaac and Anna (Nock) Jones.

Isaac Jones was born in Wales, Oct. 9, 1845, the son of Samuel and Ann (Williams) Jones, both of whom spent their entire lives in South Wales. The father of Ann (Williams) Jones was Enoch Williams, the first man to mine "kidney iron ore" in the mountains of Wales. The maternal grandparents of Enoch N. Jones were Robert and Jemima Nock, who came to this country from South Wales in 1875 and settled in Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Jones were married in Wales in April, 1869, and came to the United States in June of that year and settled at Salineville, Ohio, where he was employed in the mines. In 1894 the Jones family removed to East Liverpool, where Mr. Jones died, Feb. 28, 1920. His wife, who was born Oct. 2, 1847, died in 1913. They are buried at Salineville, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones were born ten children, as follows: John, born Dec. 30, 1869, president of the Enterprise Laundry Company, married Melda Thompson, of Clarion County, Pa.; Enoch N., the subject of this sketch; Anna, born in 1873, married Fred W. Griffis, of East Liverpool, and they live at Tacoma, Wash., and he is proprietor of the Puyallup Nurseries at Puyallup, Wash.; Jemima, born in 1875, married John Draper, a "laundrier" at Ravenna, Ohio; Samuel, morn in March, 1878, married Edna Merrell, lives at East Liverpool; Rachel, born in June, 1880, is connected with the Enterprise Laundry Company, lives at Ravenna, Ohio; Robert, born in 1882, died in 1883; Isaac, born in 1884, died in 1887; William H., born Sept. 5, 1886, married Naveda Malone, is connected with the Enterprise Laundry Company; and Thomas C., born Sept. 20, 1888, married Mary Pickal, of East Liverpool, and he is connected with the Enterprise Laundry Company.

After completing his schooling at Salineville, Ohio, Enoch N. Jones settled in East Liverpool, where he engaged in the pottery business. On July 5, 1898, with his father and brother John Jones, he organized the Enterprise Laundry Company, and in 1910 the new modern laundry building was erected on West Eighth Street. On July 1, 1924, the Enterprise Laundry Company was incorporated with the following officers: John Jones, president; William H. Jones, vice president; and Enoch N. Jones, secretary, treasurer and general manager. Dry cleaning and carpet cleaning are done in connection with the general laundry work. The Enterprise Laundry is a member of the Laundry Owner's National Association.

In 1896 Mr. Jones was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Prosser, who was born at McDonald, Pa., April 10, 1876, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Jones) Prosser, both deceased. They have five children: Wilma Leola, born July 12, 1897, died in infancy; Alvin I., born Oct. 27, 1898, married Lilly Anderson of Wellsville, Ohio, where they reside, and he is associated in business with his father; Margaret Gwendolyn, born Dec. 29, 1901, a graduate of East Liverpool High School, Beaver Conservatory of Music, and she is now a teacher of music in the public schools of Fairport Harbor, Ohio; Alma Mae, born in September, 1905, a graduate of East Liverpool High School and at present a student at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; and Mildred, born in July, 1910, a student at East Liverpool High School.

Mr. Jones is a Republican, a member of the First Church of Christ and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Chamber of Commerce. He is a dependable citizen and the Jones family stands high in the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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