Biography of Frank G. Jones
Columbiana County, OH

Frank G. Jones, owner of the Ohio Valley Oil Company, is one of the representative and successful young business men of East LiverpooL He was born at Jefferson, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1891, and is the son of Thomas and Katherine (Farley) Jones.

Thomas Jones, who lives retired at Conneaut, Ohio, is a native of Jefferson. For many years he was in the maintenance of way department of the New York Central Railroad and was superintendent of the J. & F. Division His wife, also a native of Jefferson, died there in 1910. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones were born five children: Catherine, married Frank Sands, a conductor on the Nickel Plate Railroad, and they live at Conneaut, Ohio; John, a graduate of Jefferson Educational Institute as a registered pharmacist, is engaged in the drug business at Jefferson, Ohio; Lawrence, died in 1913 and is buried in Jefferson; Rose, married George Owens, assistant yard master of the Nickel Plate Railroad at Conneaut, Ohio; and Frank G., the subject of this sketch.

After completing his early education in the public and high schools of Jefferson, Frank G Jones entered Ohio State University, from which he was graduated in 1912. In 1917 he received his degree from the Law School of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and immediately engaged in the practice of his profession at Norwalk, Ohio, where he remained until October, 1923. At that time he established the Ohio Valley Oil Company at East Liverpool. There are now two branches at Wellsville, Ohio; one at Chester, W. Va.; one at New Cumberland, W. Va.; three at East Liverpool as well as a bulk storage plant at East Liverpool. Mr. Jones has been most successful in his business undertakings and the Ohio Valley Oil Company is among the leading enterprises of its kind in this section.

On April 16, 1915, Mr. Jones was united in marriage with Miss Anna Miller, of Norwalk, Ohio, and the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Mahi) Miller. Mr. Miller died in December, 1922, and his wife lives at East Liverpool. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones has been born a son, Robert, born Oct. 31, 1921.

Politically, Mr. Jones is a Republican. He is a member of the Catholic Church, Elks and Knights of Columbus lodges, Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Huron County Bar Association, the Columbiana Bar Association, and the Federal Courts.

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

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