10/13/1829 - 01/10/1916

JOHN, Dr. Jesse Jones, a Representative from Northumberland County; born, October 13, 1829 in Catawissa, Columbia County, Pa.; M.D., Pennsylvania Medical College, 1852; private, Company K, 36th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1863, Civil War); teacher (1847-1851, 1859-1863); physician (1852-1855); druggist (1856-1857); engaged in the coal business (1857); proprietor, surveyor business (1857-1858); school principal (1863); bookkeeper, Buck Ridge Colliery (1865-1877); editor, Shamokin Herald (1868-1875); insurance agent (1873-1900); proprietor, retail coal sales (1873-1880); elected, council, Shamokin (1 term); elected, overseer of the poor, Shamokin (1 term); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1874 and 1875; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1876); school director, Shamokin (13 years); director, Shamokin Gas Light Company; director and secretary, Home Building and Loan Association and Shamokin Street Railway Company; died, October 1, 1916 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Shamokin Cemetery; Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

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