Shelby County

Robert V. Jones

Male 1856 - Yes, date unknown


Robert V. Jones

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 762

     postmaster at Sidney, O., where he has other interests, owns property and is connected with church and fraternal organizations, has been a resident of Shelby county for twenty-two years. His birth, however, took place in Carmarthenshire, Wales, December 5, 1856, and he is a son of Rev. David Jones, D. D.
     Rev. David Jones was a Congregational minister. He was liberally educated in his native land and remained there until 1869, when he came to America. His first charge was at Cambria, Wis., where he remained for one year and was then transferred to Gomer, O., where he was in charge for eleven years. In 1880 he became pastor of the Welsh congregation in Cincinnati, where he labored for fifteen years, retiring then to Granville, O., where his death occurred in 1904. His venerable widow, now in her eighty-ninth year, lives at Lima, O. Of their eight children, five reached maturity and two survive: Robert V., and Elizabeth, who is residing at Lima.
     Robert V. Jones attended the pubic schools of Lima, O., completing the high school course before he embarked in the hardware and lumber business, having interests both at Lima and Sidney, and in 1890 took up his residence at the latter place, continuing his lumber business here. In June, 1898, he was appointed postmaster and he has an unblemished record as a public official. Mr. Jones is widely known and at present is serving in the office of president of the National Association of second and third class postmasters.  In politics he is a republican.
     In 1884 Mr. Jones was married to Miss Anna Williams, who is a daughter of John and Margaret Williams, of Pennsylvania. They have no living children. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are members of the Presbyterian church. His fraternal connections include membership with the Masons, the Knights of Pythias and the Elks.

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