Deacon William Jones



One of the more interesting people in Northern Kentucky at the turn of the century was Deacon William Jones.  A Kentucky Post account on Dec 20, 1900, said Jones moved to Newport about 1870 and through his friendly manner and dapper appearance, quickly became known in the city.

He worked as a messenger and maintenance man for Newport National Bank and over the years saved enough money to buy his own house.  He was best known, however, for his volunteer work preaching the Gospel to prisoners in Newport Jail.  The 1900 newspaper story noted that he had visited the jail every Sunday for the past two years.

Deacon William and Emma Jones Family

Deacon William Jones 1920 Obituary


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