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Title: Percy L. Jones
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Agriculture has been the true source of man's dominion on earth ever since the primal existence of labor and has been the pivotal industry that has controlled, for the most part, all the fields of action to which his intelligence and energy have been devoted. Among this sturdy element in Warren county, whose labors have profited alike themselves and the community in which they live, is the gentleman whose name appears at the head of this sketch, as was also his honored father before him, and in view of the consistent record he has made during his entire life, which has been spent in his home community,m it is particularly fitting that the following brief record of his career as an enterprising agriculturist and stock man, and also as a public-spirited citizen, be incorporated in a book of this nature, for he has been careful of his conduct in all the relations of life.

Percy L. Jones, well known citizen of Warren township, Warren county, Indiana, was born on October 15, 1882, on the farm where he still resides.

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having been content to spend his life in his native community, and here his family located in pioneer days, worked hard clearing the land and developing it into the present fine farm of the subject, and here they became well known and influential, doing much toward the earlier progress of the township and county. The subject is the son of Curtis and Fannie (Martindale) Jones. The father was born in the house now occupied by the subject of this sketch, the paternal grandfather, Clement G. Jones, having located on this place in there early days when neighbors wree few and the great woods on every hand was the haunt of wild beasts. The land has been retained by the family for some three-quarters of a century.

Percy L. Jones is the eldest of two children, the other being Curtis G. Jones. The subject grew to manhood on the home farm and there he assisted with the general work when a boy. He received his education in the common schools and at urdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, from the department of mechanical engineering. But he has chosen to devote his time to farming the home place, which he owns and which consists of three hundred and fifty acres.

Mr. Jones was married on May 27, 1907, to Florence M. McKendree, of Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of Thomas A. and Barbara M. McKendree, both deceased. Two children have been born to the subject and wife, namely: Curtis M. Jones and Marshall R. Jones.

Politically, Mr. Jones is a Republican, and has always taken an interest in local affairs. Fraternally, he belongs to the Free and Accepted Masons, including the chapter of Royal Arch Masons, and the Knights of Pythias.


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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001049
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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