Thomas  Jones

          Thomas S. Jones, physician and surgeon, and Clerk of the Shelby County Circuit Court, is a native of Kent County, Delaware, and son of George and  Mary (Ford) Jones, of the same State, the father, born in 1S03, and the mother in 1809.  The doctor was born on the 29th day of June, 1843, and acquired a good English education in the common schools of his native county.  During the progress of this primary course he chose the medical profession as the channel in which his life's voyage was to be made and in 1864, began the study of the same at the town of  Hazletville, Delaware, under the instruction of  William B. Maloney, M. D., one of the leading physicians of that place.  Actuated by a laudable desire to increase his knowledge of the profession, the doctor in 1 866, entered the Michigan University at Ann Arbor, and after taking one course there, became a student of the University of Pennsylvania, from which institution he graduated in the spring of 1868.  Having thus familiarized himself with the details of his profession he began the active practice of the same, at the town of Marydell, Md., where he continued until his removal to Shelby County, Ind., in 1869.  On coming to this county he located at the village of Flat Rock, where he soon acquired a large and lucrative practice.  May 29th, 1886, Dr. Jones entered the arena of  politics as the Democratic nominee for the office of Clerk of the Shelby County Circuit Court, a position to which he was elected by a very decided majority, and which he now fills to the satisfaction of his friends and political enemies.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and an active worker in the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which he has belonged for a number of years.  He married in 1878,  Miss Kate Struble,  of Bartholomew County, Ind., a union blessed with the birth of three children, viz.:  Mary E.,  William S.  and Herbert C.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Shelbyville Sketches,"  page 493-94.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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