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JONES
Frederick W. JONES, M. D.
 
John R. JONES, M. D.
 

Frederick W. Jones, M. D.
Transcribed by VB
      The subject of this review is one of the young medical practitioners of Neosho county and is a son of Dr. John R. Jones, a rural practitioner of Tioga township, Neosho county, where he has been located since the year 1876. The history of Dr. Jones, Sr., and that of the family forms a part of the personal history incorporated in this volume and need not be repeated in this article. Fred W. Jones is the fifth child of his parents and was born in Perry county, Illinois, May 12, 1871. He was five years old when his parents came to Neosho county and his youth and early manhood were passed on the head waters of Village Creek northwest of Chanute. He secured a liberal education in the country schools and, in preparation for his profession, he entered Barnes' Medical Institute at St. Louis, Missouri, where he graduated in 1898. He located for practice at once at Earlton where he enjoys the professional confidence and personal esteem of a wide patronage.
 
      July 10, 1901, Dr. Jones married Fannie Wyman, born in Graves county, Kentucky, July 15, 1873, and a daughter of Charles A. and Rebecca (Fulgham) Wyman, who came to Kansas in 1879, and are mentioned at some length on another page of this volume.
 
Source :
History of Neosho and Wilson Counties, Kansas
Pub. by L. Wallace Duncan, Fort Scott, Kansas, Monitor Printing Co., 1902
 

John R. Jones, M. D.
Transcribed by VB
      The subject of this review is a well known and able practitioner of medicine residing in the rural community of Tioga township, Neosho county, where he settled in February, 1876 - entering - on the Osage Ceded Lands - the tract of land which has since been his home. He is an Illinois settler and came to Kansas to aid in its material development and for the ultimate improvement of his individual fortunes.
 
      Our subject was born in Pinckneyville, Illinois, October 6, 1836. His father, Humphrey B. Jones, was the founder of the town of Pinckneyville, in Perry county, going there from Kentucky in 1818 and naming the town in honor of Governor Pinckney, of South Carolina, of whom he was an admiring friend. He was born at Brownsville, Kentucky, in 1799, received a college education, became a fine lawyer - and consequently a man of politics - and was contemporary in his practice with Lyman Trumbull, Sidney Breese, General Shields and Don Morrison, whom he knew personally and had the honor of an intimate acquaintance. He filled the important offices of his county in Illinois, first by appointment and next by election, and was a member of the Illinois legislature and of its second constitutional convention. He was eminent as a civil lawyer, was a Pro-slavery Whig in politics and died at the age of fifty-six years. He married Harriet Dobbins, who was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, December 26, 1801, and died the 10th of July, 1878. She was a daughter of Frederick Dobbins, a representative of one of the prominent slave-holding families of Virginia.
 
      Humphrey B. Jones was a son of William Jones, a gentleman of Virginia 1772 birth, and a pioneer to Kentucky, settling there about 1790. He married in the then Territory of Kentucky and reared the following children, namely, Humphrey B.; David; Sarah, who married Ambrose Gordon; Elizabeth, wife of George Finley, of Dade county, Missouri; Sallie, who married Dr. Leo. F. Hamilton, of Perry county, Illinois. The children of Humphrey B. and Harriet Jones were Lucy M., who died at DuQuoin, Illinois, in June, 1901, a Mrs. P. P. Hamilton; Richard, who was a soldier in the Eighteenth Illinois Infantry, and left three children; Ann W., who died in 1866; Benj. W., who was a captain in the Forty-ninth Illinois Infantry, died leaving two sons; Dr. John R., of this notice; DeWitt C., a prominent Chicago lawyer; Vashti, who died in September, 1899, as Mrs. Charles H. Roe. (Brother and sister.)
 
      Dr. Jones grew up in his native place and was educated in the schools of the town. He chose medicine for his life work and read the subject in the office of Dr. Samuel M. Carter three years. At twenty years of age he entered the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis and completed the course with graduation in 1859. He opened an office in Pinckneyville and continued the practice there till his departure for Kansas seventeen years later. His first experience on a farm was when he entered his claim in Neosho county and while he has been practicing his profession - covering miles and miles of the prairies of both Neosho and Wilson counties, he has also been farming and the active outdoor exercise of both have done their part toward the assurance of his longevity.
 
      April 12, 1863, Dr. Jones married Frances G. Gillis, a daughter of Samuel Gillis, and born at Salem, Ohio, in 1846. The doctor and Mrs. Jones' children are Lydia A., wife of W. F. Irwin, of Allen county, Kansas; John J., who graduated in the law department of the State University of Kansas in 1892, and is a prominent attorney of Chanute; Dr. Fred W., of Earlton, Kansas; DeWitt R.; Itie L.; Frances V., and Benjamin F.
 
      In an early day Dr. Jones was active in the politics of Neosho county. He is a Republican, was made a Mason in 1858 and a Knight Templar in Chanute in 1902, and was grand lodge representative many times in Illinois. He is a man of progress, believes strongly in public improvement - but not in bonds for their promotion in Kansas - and lends his support and encouragement to the worthy and meritorious in all lines of enterprise.
 
Source :
History of Neosho and Wilson Counties, Kansas
Pub. by L. Wallace Duncan, Fort Scott, Kansas, Monitor Printing Co., 1902
 

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