06/26/1839 - 10/25/1896

JONES, David M., a Representative from Luzerne County; born, June 26, 1839 in Rhymney, Caerphilly, South Wales; corporal, Company I, 199th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1864-1865, Civil War); gold miner; engaged, real estate business; elected, alderman, Scranton (1868-1871); founder, Miners’ and Mechanics’ Bank (also known as Hyde Park Bank); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1876 and 1877; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1878); deputy city treasurer, Scranton (1878); elected, treasurer, Scranton (1879-1882); unsuccessful campaign, mayor, Scranton (1882); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Scranton (1889-1893); treasurer, Navigation Coal Company; treasurer, Cambria Mutual Fire Insurance Company; died, October 25, 1896 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

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