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Title: James C. Jones
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Upon the roll of representative citizens and prominent and infulential business men of Warren county consistently appears the name of James C. Jones, the able president of the Bank of Pine Village, Warren county, Indiana. He is one of those sturdy spirits who has contributed largely to the material welfare of the locality in which he resides, representing that class of earnest citizens who have done so much for the development of the United States, while at the same time they have benefited themselves in a very material manner. He has been a resident of Adams township practically all his life, during which time he has gradually won his way into the affections of the people, for he possesses those sterling qualities of character which commend themselves to persons of intelligence and the highest morality, so it is no wonder he has achieved so high a position in the general estimation of all who have come in contact with him.

James C. Jones is a native son of Warren county, Indiana, having been born in Adams township on February 3, 1868, and he is the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (McCord) Jones, was born in Maryland, but he was reared in the state of Delaware. He was impressed with the advantages and opportunities then offered in the then "far west," and with a view of ascertaining for himself first-hand he made the trip from Delaware to Warren county, Indiana, and return on foot. Subsequently he made two more round trips over the same route, walking the entire distance. He finally located in Liberty township, Warren county, Indiana, then Warren township, tood up government land and there engaged in farming during the remainder of his life, or until within a short time of his death, when he retired and moved to Attica, where his death occurred.

Isaac Jones was born in Warren county and secured his education in the common schools, supplementing this by two years' study at Stcokwell. He was reared to the life of a farmer and followed that occupation all his life. He was a successful man in his business affairs, and, because of his rectitude of character and genuine worth, he occupied a high position in the eyes of the community. To him and his wife were born four children, namely: James C., subject of this sketch; Hannah E., of Adams township, Warren county; Clement J., also of Adams township; Ada A. Politically, he was a stanch Democrat, but was never a seeker after public office.

James C. Jones was reared on the paternal farmstead and in the labors in connection with such a life he learned the important lessons of industry and patience, which have been such important contributing elements to his later success. He is now the owner of four hundred and eighty acres of fine Warren county land, all of which is maintained under a high state of cultivation and well improved in every respect.

Mr. Jones has shown a deep interest in the welfare of the locality and as president of the Bank of Pine village he has been an important element in the commercial and financial life of the village and surrounding country. This bank is one of the solid financial institutions of Warren county, much of its prosperity being directly due to the indefatigable efforts and forceful personality of its president. Mr. Jones is also president of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Warren county.

In 1890 Mr. Jones was united in marriage with Clara Grames, the daughter of James and Mary (Brown) Grames, the father a native of Ireland, coming to Warren county, Indiana, many years ago, and the mother a native of Indiana. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been born four children, namely: Mary E., Isaac L., Ruth C. and Herman L., all of whom are at home excepting Mary, who is the wife of Dr. D. D. MacGillivray, of Pine Village.

Politically, Mr. Jones follows in the footsteps of his forebears and gives his support to the Democratic party, in the success of which he is keenly interested, though he is in no sense a seeker after the honors of public office. Judging by the splendid record he has made in the past, the future holds much of promise for Mr. Jones. Possessing rare foresight, straightforward business principles and persistent energy, he makes a success of whatever he puts his hand to. Personally, he is a good mixer, unassuming, genial and uniformly courteous.

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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: 00001050
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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