|DAVID WILLARD JONES.|
David Willard Jones, a public accountant and the general
manager of the Sheridan Railway Company, living at Sheridan, Wyoming,
was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1882, a son of David D. and
Jane Louise Jones. The father was born in South Wales and at an early
age came to the new world, establishing his home in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. His wife was a daughter of David Williams, a famous
Welsh minister widely known in church circles in Pittsburgh and also
in Chicago, Illinois.
David W. Jones of this review acquired his education in public schools of America and in grammar schools of England and made his initial step in the business world in connection with coal mining management at Swansea, South Wales. He took up the study of accounting and after several years spent abroad returned to America. Later he gave his time and attention to cattle ranching in Montana and subsequently became assistant superintendent of the Kooi coal mine at Kooi, Wyoming. He became general manager of the Sheridan Railway of Sheridan in 1911 and has since occupied that position, while he also holds a certified public accountant's certificate. His business interests have been of an important character and have won for him a place among the substantial, valued and representative citizens of the section of Wyoming in which he makes his home.
On the 17th of June, 1912. in Sheridan, Mr. Jones was united in marriage to Miss Faye Brown and they have one child, Willard Brown, now four and a half years of age.
Mr. Jones gives his political allegiance to the republican party, but while he served as postmaster of Kooi from 1908 until 1911, he has never been a politician in the sense of office seeking. Nevertheless he heartily gives his aid and cooperation to plans and measures for the general good and stands for all those things which he believes will be of benefit to his community and his state. Fraternally he is a Mason and has attained the Knight Templar degree in the York Rite and has also crossed the sands of the desert with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also an Elk and is serving as a trustee of Sheridan Lodge. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church and both he and his wife occupy an enviable social position, having the warm friendship and kindly regard of many with whom they have been brought in contact.