Bio: Jones, Horace William (1914)

Surnames: Jones, Bain, Gose, Minor, Phillips, Churchill, Anderson, Seibert 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 748-749 

Horace William Jones, who has lived in Eau Claire, Wis., for nearly half a century, is one of that class of enterprising men who have not only witnessed, but who have also had an important part in the work of transforming the country from a state of comparative wilderness to its present high place among the banner counties of the state. He was born in Chautauqua county, New York, January 19, 1849, the son of Harry Sherman and Elizabeth (Bain) Jones. His father was a native of New England, came to Wisconsin and was among the pioneers of Dunn county, locating in the town of Spring Brook, adjoining Eau Claire county, in 1859. On April 1, 1865, he came to Eau Claire county with his family and settled on the farm in Union township, which is now owned by our subject. He cleared and improved a part of it, and in later life moved to the city of Eau Claire, where he died at the age of 83 years. He and his wife lived to celebrate their golden wedding and reared a family of five children, viz.: Cynthia, Henry M., Louisa, Horace W. and Mary A. Cynthia married Charles Gose and Louisa married James Minor. With the exception of one year, Mr. Jones has resided on the old homestead since 1865, which comprises 150 acres. He has always carried on general farming and dairying and for many years has been considered one of the most prosperous farmers of the community and an influential and wide-awake citizen. He has been lavish in his expenditures of time, labor and money in improving his farm, remodeling and erecting commodious and substantial buildings and supplying modern appliances and equipment, so that his is in reality one of the most desirable and attractive homesteads in the county. 

Mr. Jones has filled various offices of trust and for the past eight years has held the office of assessor for the town of Union, he is a Republican in politics and fraternally is a member of Germania Lodge, No. 49, Knights of Pythias. In November, 1873, he married Rosedell Phillips, and they were the parents of four children, as follows: Bessie, who married Arthur Churchill, is deceased; Maude, now Mrs. Knute Anderson: Florence, married William Seibert, and Roy Jones.




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