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Henry Jones

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 632

     who resides on his well-improved farm of ninety acres, situated in Washington township, has spent almost all his life in this state but his birth took place in Dauphin county, Pa., March 20, 1854, a son of John and Louisa (Wagner) Jones.
     John Jones was born in 1830, in Pennsylvania, and came from there to Miami county, O., where he was engaged in farming and dairying for fifty-two years, and died there July 31, 1912, aged eighty-two years. He married Louisa Wagner, who passed away many years ago, the mother of ten children, as follows: Mrs. Wilkinson, of Piqua; Henry; Josiah and John, both deceased; Mrs. Thompson; William; Laura, who lives on the old homestead, and three who died as infants.
     Henry Jones had the usual country boy's opportunities of schooling in his youth and afterward assisted his father until he was twenty-four years old and then came to Shelby county and settled on the farm on which he now lives and here spent fourteen years, moving then back to Miami county, where he passed the next ten years. In 1902 he returned to his Washington township farm and here has made many improvements, including since that time, the erection of a fine barn. He owns a second farm, containing eighty acres, which is situated in Spring Creek township. While he has been a busy farmer and a very successful one, he has found time to take a good citizen's interest in public matters, and on the republican ticket has been elected to important township offices, formerly serving as a trustee and now is treasurer.
     Mr. Jones married Miss Belle McKinney and they have three children: May, who married J. Moore, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy, who married Ethel Higgins; and Harley, who assists his father. Mr. Jones and family belong to the Methodist Episcopal church at Lockington, O.

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