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Newman Jones is a California lawyer with a wide experience in general
practice in a number of counties. For the last nine years
his time has
been fully taken up in corporation law as attorney for the Southern
Sierras Company, and his duties and character make him
one of the
citizens of high standing at Riverside. Mr. Jones by an interval of of
eighteen months only escaped being a
native son of
California. His father, Lewis F. Jones, was a California
forty-niner. He was born in Petersburg, New York, and
Cape Horn in 1849 in search of golden treasure. After some
adventures in the mining regions he returned East and married,
and in the
fall of 1854 brought his little family to California. His son
Newman Jones was born at Pawlett in Rutland County Vermont, May 8,
The wife of Lewis F. Jones was Sarah Allen,
a native of Vermont and of
an old American family, like her husband, She died in
1909. (see bio of
Julia Jones, sister of Newman)
F. Jones on returning to California continued his active mining
interest until 1861, when he was elected County Judge of Mariposa
at the expiration of his term as such he entered upon the practice of
the law and practiced in Mariposa County and achieved
more than local prominence there and over the state. He was a
member of the Constitutional Convention of 1879.
acquired his early education in the public schools of Mariposa
County. His law studies were pursued in his fathers office, and
when he reached the age of twenty-one he was admitted to the bar and
took up the practice of the law in Mariposa County,
resided until 1889, after which he practiced at Fresno and Los Angles
and elsewhere in the sate.
Jones was appointed attorney for the Southern Sierras Company,
and since 1913 has bee performing his duties for the
Riverside. He is a republican in politics and served two terms as
district attorney in Mariposa county.
1895, at Hanford California, Mr. Jones married Miss Lelia Park.
She was born in Tennessee , her father, Rev, Andrew G.
Park, being a
Methodist minister. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have three children, Vera,
Laura and James Carlton Chase Jones.
from : History of
San Bernadino and Riverside Counties, published 1922
MARIPOSA FAMILY CHRONICLES