Biography - Corder Jones

Corder JONES, Police Magistrate, real estate and collecting agent, Raymond, was born in Macoupin County, Ill., July 12, 1848; his education was limited to such as could be obtained in the common schools. When seventeen years of age, he came to Montgomery County and engaged in farming in Litchfield Township. In 1878, he located at Raymond, and worked at the carpenter and joiner's trade, but eventually took up the trade of a painter, which he still follows. In 1880, he was elected on the people's ticket to fill the office of Police Magistrate, the duties of which he has filled with marked zeal and integrity, and to the full satisfaction of the citizens of the village. In addition to his other duties, he is engaged in dealing in real estate and as collecting agent. He was married, in Montgomery County, December 20, 1872, to Leonora A. GORE, who was born in St. Louis, Mo., August 4, 1856; she is the mother of two children, viz.: Olive W., born August 20, 1874; and Orion N., born August 8, 1878. Mrs. JONES was a daughter of John P. and Martha (HARDY) GORE, he born in Illinois, she in Kentucky. The father of the subject, Isaac N. JONES, was born in Illinois, a farmer by occupation, and is also a Justice of the Peace in North Litchfield Township; his wife, Keturah STONE, is a native of Tennessee; she is the mother of six children, of whom Corder, our subject, is the third. Politically, he is identified with the Democratic party; he is also a prominent member of the I. O. O. F. order at Raymond. Religiously, himself and wife are connected with the Baptist denomination at Honey Bend; is an advocate for the advancement of the cause of temperance.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 224-225.

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