from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906
Rev. John William Jones, pastor of St. James' Protestant Episcopal church of Oskaloosa, was born in Texas, July 25, 1876. His father, the Rev. F. W. Jones, was a native of Prince Ed- ward county, Virginia, where the old ancestral homestead still stands. He has given his life to the work of the ministry and is now pastor of Grace church at Lyons, North Clinton, Iowa. He married Rosabelle Deason, a native of Texas, and in addition to John W. the mem- bers of the family are: Monroe Gordon, Lloyd Deason, Thomas Walker and Robert Stafford Jones, and the daughter, Claremont Richie Jones. Rev. John W. Jones completed his more spe- cifically literary education by graduation from Roanoke College in Virginia in the class of 1897. For one year he taught school in Nash- ville, Tennessee, after which he pursued a two years' divinity course at the University of the South, at Chewalla, Tennessee. He traveled for one year in Great Britain and on the conti- nent in 1904, returning to the United States by way of Canada. Rev. Jones was ordained a deacon of the Episcopal church by Bishop Kinsoling, of Texas, in All Saints' chapel at Austin, of that state, in October, 1900. He has been rector of All Saints' chapel and afterward went to San Antonio, Texas, as assistant rector of St. Mark's church. Later he removed to Califor- nia to accept a position on the San Francisco Cathedral staff of missions, being located at Point Richmond, and in September, 1905, ac- cepted the call from St. James' Protestant Epis- copal church in Oskaloosa, where he has since been located. Rev. Jones was married on the 4th of Au- gust, 1903, to Miss Mary Tupper, of Wawona, in the Yosemite in California, a daughter of Judge W. D. and Isabel (Carnahan) Tupper. They have two children, Rosa Isabel and John Star. Rev. Jones is a man of liberal views, of unaffected pesonality and is popular with all who know him.
Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy