Biography of E. Clifton Jones
Lucas County, OH Biographies





E. Clifton Jones, vice president of the Eagan Brothers Company of Toledo, has devoted his life to the plumbing business and industry and ability have brought him to his present position as one of the leading representatives of commercial activity in this city. He was born at Anderson. Indiana, August 22. 1879, and his parents, Charles Harden and Margaret (Fits) Jones, were also natives of the Hoosier state. The father was a well known carpenter and contractor of Anderson and there passed away. The mother still resides in the old family homestead.

E. Clifton Jones, their only child, attended the public schools of Anderson, Indiana. and afterward served an apprenticeship with a local firm of plumbers. He then left his native state and traveled extensively through Kansas and Oklahoma, working at his trade. In 1905 he came to Toledo, securing a position with Eagan Brothers, a large plumbing and heating concern of this city. and when the business was incorporated in 1915 Mr. Jones was made vice president of the company, which office he has since filled. His progressive spirit and expert knowledge of the trade have been valuable assets in the expansion of the business and he displays keen sagacity and strong executive force in the control of his interests. The firm has installed plumbing and heating systems in many plants and buildings in Toledo, as well as outside points, one of its most important contracts being for the Overland factory of this city. From thirty to sixty employes are required in the operation of the business and theirs is one of the largest enterprises of this nature in Toledo.

At Anderson, Indiana, on the 29th of September, 1903. Mr. Jones was married to Miss Myrtle M. League, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas League of Richmond, Indiana. At local elections Mr. Jones maintains an independent attitude, supporting the man whom he regards as best qualified for office, but when national issues are at stake he casts his ballot in favor of the candidates of the republican party. He is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Maurnee River Yacht Club and is also a valued member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants & Manufacturers Association. He is forceful, energetic and determined and the story of his life is the story of earnest endeavor, marked by an orderly progression that has at length placed him with the successful business men of the city. In all matters of citizenship he is loyal, progressive and public spirited and during the period of his residence in Toledo he has gained a wide circle of friends.

From:
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
1623-1923
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
1923


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