Biography of Paul Jones
Mahoning County, OH Biographies





PAUL JONES, a retired manufacturer, of Youngstown, Ohio, who has been identified with many of the great industries which have made this city an important business center, was born here in November, 1838, a son of William and Mary (Clark) Jones.

The paternal forefathers of Mr. Jones were natives of Ireland. His grandparents were William and Fanny (Stinson) Jones, both of whom were born in County Tyrone, Ireland.

William Jones, the father, was born also in County Tyrone, Ireland, December 10, 1810, and came to America with his parents when about 20 years of age, landing at Philadelphia, where his mother had relatives. They shortly after came to Ohio and settled at Lisbon, Columbiana County, William Jones coming to Youngstown about 1830. Here he attended school in the academy, which stood on the site of the present Diamond Block, and which afterwards became the Disciple Church. He learned the trade of bricklayer and stone mason and he was one of the builders whose mortar was good and whose corners always plumb, which expression might be applied both actually in regard to his occupation and in a figurative sense as indicative of his char.. acter.

On August 9, 1835, William Jones was married to Mary Clark, who was born June 24, 1818, in Coitsville township, Mahoning County, Ohio, and was a daughter of Thomas and Jane (Brownlee) Clark. Thomas Clark was born in Marshall township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; on November 22, 1782. His wife, Jane Brownlee Clark, Mrs. Jones's mother, was a daughter of William and Mar garet (Leman) Brownlee and they settled in Coitsville township, Mahoning County, Ohio. William Brownlee was born in Scotland and came to America before the War of the Revolution. His wife was a native of Ireland. They settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania, where the maternal grandmother of our subject was born.

William Jones and wife had two sons, Nathaniel Mitchell and Paul. The father died at the home of his eldest son, at Memphis, Tennessee, on January 27, 1867, and was. buried in the family lot at Oak Hill cemetery, Youngstown, by the side of his wife, who passed away on July 14, 1866.

Paul Jones was reared and educated at Youngstown, and in 1856 he began his business career as a bookkeeper for Charles Howard of this city. For ten years Mr. Jones continued in this position, and then, with C. D. Arms, C. B. Wick and N. E. Brown, he entered into an iron business; but as this venture did not prove successful, it was abancloned and Mr. Jones became manager for William Tod & Company. When the company was incorporated he became its secretary and treasurer. In January, 1905, he resigned his offices with the. company and retired from active business life. He is vice president of the Youngstown Steel Company, of which he is a director, and has had other interests.

February 5, 1868, Mr. Jones was married to Minnie Pollock, who was a daughter of Thomas and Susannah Pollock. Mrs. Jones died on May 20, 1881, leaving one son, Frederick Dennis. Mr. Jones owns a fine residence on the corner of Broadway and Millicent avenue.


From:
20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897


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