|Cherokee County Biographies
George S. passed his youthful days on the farm, and attended the common schools sufficiently to attain a fair proficiency in the fundamental branches. He remained with his father until he was united for life with Miss Laura A. Mon, a native of the same county as himself, born September 7, 1859. They were married February 15, 1883, and at once migrated to their new home. Mr. Jones had purchased the body of land the year prior to coming to the State. He had about $1,000 invested in his farm and a fair start in horses and live-stock; with about $40 in cash he fitted up a home among strangers. Both he and his wife are gifted with determined spirits, and they started with energy and confidence that they would succeed; after six years they are beginning to realize the fruits of their labors. Their farm comprised the southeast quarter of section 10, Diamond Township; the improvements are of the best, the buildings having been erected by Mr. Jones himself. Having a naturally mechanical mind, he has put is inclinations into practical use. Mrs. Jones is the daughter of Robert and Hannah (Marston) Moon, both of whom were natives of the Empire State. She is a person of prepossessing appearance, and is a most excellent mother to her three children: Robert Raymond, George Ellis and Lela Pearl. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Diamond Center, and have done much to further the cause of the Master. Mr. Jones is a steward and trustee of the church, and it is largely due to his efforts that the society is in its flourishing condition. Politically he affiliates with the Republican party.
Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889
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