Dr. William A. Jones
Dr. William A. Jones was born December 24, 1857, in Shiloh Township,
Jefferson Co., Ill. His father, Samuel W. Jones, was a native of Indiana,
where he was a farmer by occupation. He came here in the fall of 1857,
farming nine years on Moore's Prairie, and finally moved back to Shiloh
Township, where he had first settled. His father George Jones was a native
of Virginia, but died in Indiana. The mother of our subject, Mary A.
(Henry) Jones, was a native of Indiana; she is a daughter of John Henry;
she is yet living, loved and respected by all who come in contact with her,
and is the mother of nine children, viz., Nanny P. Wells, George H.,
Gilbert D., William A., John C., Mary E., Minnie M., Anna M., and
Samuel S. (deceased).
Our subject was educated mostly in the common schools of Jefferson County.
He attended medical lectures at the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, Mo.,
where he graduated March 4, 1880. After practicing ten months he removed to
Mount Vernon February 1, 1881, where he is now engaged in the practice of his
profession, enjoying the confidence and esteem of a large number of people in
both town and country, and building for himself an enviable reputation. He is
a member of the A., F. & A. M., Marion Lodge, No. 31. In politics, he has been
identified with the Democratic party, and for the last two years has filled
the office of County Physician with tact and ability.
Source: History of Jefferson County Illinois,
By: William Henry Perrin, 1883
Submitted by Cindy Ford