W.C. Jones, druggist at Allendale, was born in Perry County, Illinois, March 7, 1851, his parents being Judge P. W. and Rachel (Keith)Jones, natives of Tennessee, who after being married settled in Illinois. The subject of this sketch accompanied them to Worth County in April, 1869, and was educated in this county. In the spring of 1874, he went to Nevada, where he devoted his time to herding stock, remaining there till 1877. Returning to Worth County, he farmed till the fall of 1879, when he entered into the drug business. Mr. Jones married Miss Agnes Wilson, November 7, 1877. She is a native of La Fayette County, Missouri, born in June, 1851, and is a daughter of Allen and Ann (Harker)Wilson, natives of Marshfield, England. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have three children living: Maud L., Garfield F., and Clarence E. One, Dora B., is deceased.
(Gentry and Worth County History - 1882 page 778)
Worth County - Smith Township