Biography - Emery Jones

EMERY C. JONES, M. D. The eminent physician whose name introduces this sketch impresses even those who meet him in a casual way as a man who has drifted easily and naturally into the medical profession, who realizes that he has made no mistake in the choice of his vocation, and who feels thoroughly at home in the position which he occupies. This first impression deepens with a more intimate acquaintance, and familiarity with the history of his life leads to the unbiased and impartial view, that the splendid success which he has achieved is the logical sequence of talent rightly used, together with energy and industry never misapplied. Dr. Jones has found in the study and practice of medicine an occupation more congenial to his tastes than anything else could possibly have been; he could not have taken up any other calling without doing violence to the dominant instincts of his nature, and he is devoted above all else to his profession.
Dr. Emery C. Jones was born in Owen County, Ind., November 7, 1853, and in that State he was reared to mature years. His parents, Jesse and Sarah (Crow) Jones, were natives of Indiana, and the mother is still a resident of Owen County. Our subject received his primary education in the schools of Spencer, Ind., and supplemented this by attending the Valparaiso Normal School during the greater part of three years. He pursued what is called the Teachers' Course, both classical and scientific, at different periods for about four terms, and afterward taught in the public schools of Owen County, Ind. When about twenty-three years of age, he began reading medicine with Drs. Evans and Matson, of Greencastle, Ind., and remained with them for about one year. Believing in the profession and feeling himself fitted to meet the requirements, none of the numerous obstacles which he found from time to time in his pathway were allowed to more than temporarily check his progress towards the goal of his ambition.
In the year 1878, our subject entered Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, and attended one preliminary and one regular course. Afterward, he entered the medical department of the University of Louisville, Ky., and was graduated from that institution in 1880. During the same year, he came to Montgomery County, Ill., and located where he now resides. In 1889, he took the full course, post-graduate, at the Medical School of New York City, and afterward returned to Montgomery County, where he entered upon his work thoroughly equipped and fully prepared to meet any professional demands that might be made upon him. This is attested by the fact that success attended his efforts from the start, and, although practically a self-made man, he has won an honorable position among the professional men of the county.
The original of this notice is a member of Macoupin County Medical Society and his name occupies a prominent place on the rolls of the medical men of Montgomery and surrounding counties. He married Miss Henrietta Terry, daughter of Robert and Ann (Morell) Terry, both natives of Macoupin County, Ill. To Dr. and Mrs. Jones have been born two children, Mabel (deceased), and Lola. The Doctor is the owner of one hundred and fifteen acres of land and is one of the substantial and progressive men of the county. In politics, he is an ardent Republican and is now serving as Central Committeeman of' the county. Socially, he is a member of the Masonic fraternity at Virden, Ill.

Extracted 10 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 302-305.

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