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Transcribed biography of Frank P. Jones


Although the official work of this gentleman has extended over very few years, it has brought him before the gaze of the citizens of Valparaiso, Indiana, and in him his constituents have found a man of ability and integrity, and one whose activities have ever been employed for the good of the community. A native of Valparaiso, born November 12, 1858, he is very careful to guard the city's interests and has made a very efficient and trustworthy official, being now Mayor of the place. He is a son of Aaron L. and Jennie B. (Baugh) Jones, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume. In the public schools of Valparaiso our subject received his scholastic training and in that city he grew to mature years. In 1877 he graduated at the high school and he then began the study of law under his father, with the firm of Jones, Dermott & Jones. Soon after he was admitted to the bar and began practicing his profession under the above name until Mr. Dermott retired when the firm became Jones & Jones. This continued until 1885, or the relationship still exists practically. In the winter of 1886 Mr. Jones left the city and was absent for a year or two, engaged in contracting. Resuming his profession on his return he continued the same until elected to the office of Mayor of Valparaiso in 1892. Mr. Jones is a young man but a bright future is opening before him. He takes a deep interest in political affairs and is an ardent Democrat. Socially, he is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters of America. He selected his wife in the person of Miss Mary F. Bennett, who died November, 1885, leaving one child, a daughter, Kate L. Mr. Jones is young yet, in the prime of manhood, and much as he has already achieved, his history, if he lives, lies largely in the future.

Source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.
Page(s) in Source: 437-438

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