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DR. WILLIAM THOMAS JONES.  has done much to relieve the pains and ailments to which suffering humanity is heir. He has practiced, the" heal­ing art" since 1882, and during this time he has built up a reputation of which he has every reason to be proud, and he is widely patronized by the elite of his section, He was born in Edenton, Ga., in I853, the second of six children born to William Benjamin and Mary Ann (Rogers) Jones, the former of whom was a Virginian and the latter a native of Georgia. The father was a mechanic by trade, and in the early '40's went to Georgia, where the rest of his days were spent, his death occurring in 1875, and his wife's in 1869. He was one of two sons, and his parents died in Virginia, when he arid his brother were children, His wife's people were early settlers of Georgia, from Maryland. In the town of Edenton, the subject or this sketch received a practical education. The first work he did for himself was as a drug clerk in his native town, but after remaining thus employed for one year, he lived successively in Greensboro, Atlanta and Covington, and worked as a drug clerk in each place. In 1872 he married Miss Sallie Williams, of White Plains, Ga., after which he was engaged in farming until 1880, at which time he began the study of medicine under Dr. I. D. Moore, of White Plains, after which he attended the Medical Department of the University of Georgia, and graduated in March, 1884. In 1882 he had come to Texas and practiced for some time in De Witt County, and in the fall of 1884 moved to Hochheim, the same county, where his home continued to be until May, 1893, since which time he has resided at San Marcos, where he has built up a good prac­tice. April, 1893, witnessed the event of his taking a post graduate course at the New Orleans Polyclinic Medical College, and he is now a member of the State Medical Association. To himself and wife, who is a worthy member of the M.E. Church, the following children have been given: Paul William, Annie Ware, Hudnel Marvin, Mary Willie, Campbell Ford, who died in infancy; Harry, who died in infancy; Eva and Lenon. The doctor is a wideawake gentleman, scholarly and successful in his practice, and he is the owner of a fine farm in DeWitt County.