Pages 299-300, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




MRS. JENNIE JONES, wife of the late A. A. Jones, was born in Philadelphia, May 24, 1851. Her father, George Marshall, was also a native of that city, born April 27, 1826, and there he lived until after


he had attained to man's estate. In early life he learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed for a number of years. He married Miss Naomi Thompson, who was born in England in 1830, and came to America with her parents in 1844, being then a maiden of fourteen years. They took passage on a sailing vessel and encountered some very rough weather, sixty-six days having elapsed from the time they left the English port until they reached the harbor of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall were married on the 23rd of July, 1850, and in 1900 they celebrated their golden wedding. They are both well preserved people who look as if they might be spared for many years to come, and in that hope their friends all join. In 1852 Mr. Marshall removed with his family to Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, and in 1854 journeyed still farther westward, locating at Grandview, Illinois, where Mr. Marshall worked at his trade of blacksmithing until 1870, when he came to Allen County, Kansas, and purchased a raw tract of prairie land six miles east of Humboldt. Not a furrow had been turned nor an improvement made upon the place, but with characteristic energy he began its development and continued its cultivation for twenty-two years. He and his wife then removed to Humboldt and have since resided with their daughter.

Mrs. Jones is their only child. She spent her girlhood days under the parental roof and on the 24th of August, 1890, became the wife of A. A. Jones, who was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to Humboldt in 1885. Here he built the elevator and feed mills and conducted an extensive business, buying and shipping grain of all kinds, and grinding feed. He was then one of Humboldt's enterprising business men, energetic, reliable and trustworthy, but death came to him very unexpectedly and his life's labors were thus ended February 27, 1893. As a citizen he was loyal and progressive, as a friend faithful and as a husband and father devoted and tender. He left a wife and the four children of his first marriage to mourn his loss. These are: Harry E., Cora Chester, who is attending the State University at Lawrence, Kansas, and Etta and Forest, who are now students in the schools of Humboldt. Mrs. Jones, her parents and the children are all living very happily together in a pleasant residence in Humboldt, and she takes as great interest in rearing the children as though they were her own. In addition to her home in Humboldt she owns a good farm, and is one of the most highly esteemed ladies of the community.

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