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Joseph T Jones
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1842
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1916
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA

Captain Jones was born in Philadelphia on June 11, 1842. At the age of 19 he enlisted in the Civil war and was assigned to the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. At Cold Harbor he was wounded in both feet, injuries from which he never fully recovered. Capt. Jones was promoted to Quarter-Master Sergeant at Alexandria, Va., and later attained the ranks of Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant and Captain. At the close of the war he entered the oil fields of Pennsylvania and since became one of the largest factors in the oil industry. Capt. Jones moved to Buffalo in 1893, and became active in the community life of that city. He became president of the Niagara Gorge Railroad company, Buffalo, and worked actively in the corporation. For the last ten years his chief interests centered in the State of Mississippi, where he had developed a deep water port, and also the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad. Coming to the Bradford field in 1877, Captain Jones organized the Bradford Oil Company. At one time he was the largest individual owner of producing wells in Bradford Twenty-two years before Captain Jones and family left Bradford to make their future home in Buffalo, where an imposing residence was constructed. Captain Jones was married in 1876 to Miss Lou Blackmar, of Venango County, Pa. Two children, Joseph Albert and Grace Jones, both born in Bradford, were the fruits of this union. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. from the home, No. 267 North street, and the body was laid at rest in the Jones mausoleum in Forest Lawn. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Melodia Eliza Blackmarr Jones (1850 - 1931)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 3 Mausoleum
 
Created by: Alan Brownsten
Record added: May 27, 2007
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Joseph T Jones
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Joseph T Jones
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Joseph T Jones
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cousin in law of my great grandfather Albert Bowe
- David Alan Bowe, MD
 Added: May. 7, 2014

- Blackmarr / Blackmar related families
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014

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