Bio: Jones, Griff O. (1881)


Surnames: Jones, Evans

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 341

GRIFF O. JONES, editor and proprietor of the Augusta Eagle, was born in the parish of Dolyddelen, County Carnarvonshire, North Wales, in 1836; came to America with his parents in 1847; located near Cambria, Columbia Co., Wis.; lived in that county until 1871; was in drug store for five or six years prior to leaving there. In 1871, he engaged in the newspaper business; at that time he established the Marquette Independent, at Westfield. He conducted that paper until July, 1874, when he came to Augusta and started the paper which he now owns and edits. While in the drug business at Cambria, he held various town offices, Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, etc. Mr. Jones was married in Cambria, Wis., Nov. 7, 1866, to Margaret Evans, a native of North Wales, born in the parish of Dolyddelen. She was brought to America by her parents when she was an infant.



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