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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Eugene F. Jones.

Eugene F. Jones is a well known and successful farmer of Harrison township, owning one hundred and sixty acres of productive land on section 11.  His birth occurred in Penn township, Madison county, Iowa, on the 3d of February, 1869, his parents being Francis and Barbara (Siegel)  Hones, the former a native of Maine and the latter of Germany.  Barbara Siegel came to America with her parents when still but a child, the family home being first established in New York and later in Wisconsin, in which state she gave her hand in marriage to Francis Jones.  Soon afterward, late in the '60s, they came to Iowa and at the end of a year spent in Polk county removed to Madison county, where they continued to reside until 1894.  They then took up their abode in Harrison township, Adair county, and the following fourteen years were divided between this and Madison counties.  About 1908 they established their home in Dexter, Dallas county, where Mr. Jones passed away on the 13th of March, 1912.  His widow still resides there and the home farm in Harrison township, this county, is yet in her possession.

Eugene F. Jones attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education.  He was married on attaining his majority and the same spring started out as an agriculturist on his own account, renting and operating his father's farm in Harrison township for one year.  He then operated the farm of his father-in-law for one year and continued the cultivation of rented land in Harrison and Lincoln townships until 1910, when he removed to South Dakota and purchased one hundred and sixty acres in Minnehaha county, where he resided until the spring of 1914.  At that time he disposed of the property and returned to Adair county, here buying his present home farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Harrison township.  His labors as an agriculturist have been attended with gratifying success and he is numbered among the representative and substantial citizens of the community.

On the 21st of February, 1890, Mr. Jones was united in marriage to Miss Belle Smith, of Harrison township, this county, her father being Clifford Smith, who is deceased.  To them have been born four children, namely:  Mary, Mildred, Harry and Hazel.

Mr. Jones is a republican in politics and is now serving as a member of the school board, the cause of education having ever found in him a stanch champion.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Christian church, to which his wife also belongs.  Earnest effort and intelligently directed labor have ever constituted the salient features of his business career, while his life has been governed by high principles that have gained him the respect and good will of his fellowmen.



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