William C. Jones


WILLIAM C. JONES, of the Spaulding Iron WOrks, of Brilliant, Ohio, was born at Cambria county, Penn., November 9, 1855. His father, John W. Jones, a native of Wales came from that land with his two sisters about the year 1839, and settled at Ebensburg, Penn. His parents had died before his departure from Wales. At Ebensburg, he was apprenticed to a tailor and learned the trade. In 1857 he removed to Johnstown, and there in 1862 enlisted in the Union army,. as a private in the One Hundred and Thirty-third Pennsylvania infantry. He fell at Fredericksburg, shot through the head, and his body lies in an unknown grave. The two sisters to this martyr of the Republic, were Ann, wife of CHarles Austin, still living, and Mary, deceased, who was the wife of Richard Turner. The wife of John W. Jones, who is still living, is the daughter of John O. Jones, a farmer of Ebensburg, who had a family of nine children. Seven daughters survive. One of these, Hannah, widow of Robert Reese, is a survivor of the Johnstown flood, having found a safe refuge on the roof of her house. One of the sons, Lewis, was wounded in the Union service, and being taken prisoner, died not receive his liberty until the war closed. He died at the Soldiers' home at Dayton, Ohio. Charles J. was educated at the Soldiers' orphan school and at the Shippensburgh State Normal school, and was killed by an accidental explosion of nitro-glycerine while superintendent for Neal, Baum & Co., near Bradford. Amanda became the wife of Robert Brown, manager of the forge department of the Kimberly Iron Works, at Sharon, Penn., and died at the age of twenty-four years. Mrs. Mary Jones married Daniel Brown subsequent to the death of her first husband, and by him had five children. Her husband died in 1878. Her residence is now at Sharon, Penn. William C. Jones, with his brother, Charles J., received theri education at Cassville, Penn., at a soldiers' orphan school where he attended three years. He then found employment in the rolling mill at Sharon, Penn., and remained there until 1883, when he took his present position at the Spaulding Iron Works. He was married December 29, 1887 to Nettie M., daughter of George and Mary F. SMith, and they have one child, Harry Clayton. Mr. Jones is a member of the I. O. O. F., of Brilliant, Ohio. In politics he is a republican, and is a member of the central committee.

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