JONES, William
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JONES, WILLLIAM H., M.D., physician and surgeon, was born in Snow Hill, Worcester county, Md., August 10, 1860. He is a son of William H. and Esther A. (Smith) Jones, both of Worcester county, where the father still resides and is engaged in contracting. The mother died September, 1892. They had five children: Mary Virginia, wife of Henry Bailey, died in 1890; Georgiana, wife of Charles H. Wilson, William H., Milcah S., wife of John H. Bailey, John David. Of a subsequent marriage of the father there has been born one son, an infant.


William H. Jones passed his boyhood in his native township. He received his primary education in the public schools and was prepared for college under a private tutor. He took the regular collegiate course at Howard University, Washington, D.C. He afterwards took a three years course in the medical department of that institution, from which he was graduated in 1887. He then took a post-graduate course at the New York Polyclinic Institute. He began the practice of medicine in Knoxville, Tenn., but soon returned to the North, and since September, 1887, has been a continuous resident of Harrisburg, engaged in the practice of his profession.


The Doctor is unmarried. He is a member of Brotherly Love Lodge, No. 896, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, of Harrisburg. He belongs to the American Medical Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, the Dauphin County Medical Society and the Harrisburg Academy of Medicine. He is president of the Baker Building and Loan Association. He attends the Protestant Episcopal church.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 11 November 2000

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