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