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John C. Wones

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 709

JOHN C. WONES
    who is the senior member of the firm doing business at Maplewood, O., under the name of the Maplewood Elevator Company, is a representative citizen of this community and enjoys a large measure of respect and public confidence. He was born in Champaign county, O., January 19, 1862, and is a son of Simon and Jane (Smith) Wones Simon Wones was born in Champaign county, O., and his wife in Yorkshire, England. He was a farmer for many years and was well known in Champaign county. Both he and wife are deceased, their burial being in the cemetery at Port Jefferson. Their children were as follows: John C.; Phyllis, wife of John F. Howell; Martin G.; Malissa, wife of Frank Calhoun; Matthew: William R..; Ernest; Simon T.; and Ona, wife of Robert Sharp. After his school days, John C. Wones worked at farming and became one year he had Dr. Loffer and William Stewart associated with him; then  J. W. Shearer bought Mr. Stewart's interest and afterward Mr. Shearer and Mr. Wones bought Dr. Loffer's interest and together they operated for nine years, when Elza Young bought the Shearer
interest but later sold it to  W. E. Gilfillen. The company deals in grain, grass seed, flour, coal, lime,  cement, plaster and wire fencing and do an extensive business. On New Year Eve, 1884, Mr. Wones was married to Miss Ella E. Shroyer, who was born in Shelby county and is a daughter of Henry and Mary (Strawlen) Schroyer, formerly farming people but now retired residents of Maplewood. Mrs. Wones has brothers and sisters as follows:Clara, wife of William Rubert: Ella; Elmer; Nelson; Hattie, wife of George W. Rose; and Harry. Mr. and Mrs. Wones have three children: Raymond, who married Eda Keifer; and Cyril and John Conery. The family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church in which Mr. Wones is a Sunday school teacher
after having served for nine years as superintendent. Fraternally he is identified with the F. & A. M. at Port Jefferson, the Odd Fellows also at Port Jefferson, the Knights of Pythias at Maplewood. the Knights of the Golden Eagle, the Sons of Veterans and Poplar Knob Grange.

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