J. Logan Jones, vice-president and secretary of the
Jones Bros. Dry Goods Company, had a romantic birth. He first
saw the light of day in an Indian hut where Ottawa, Kas., now stands.
That was in 1859, when the Jones family was
journeying westward. The father soon returned to Illinois, and
there young Logan received his education at the public schools and
at Hamilton College. Like his brother, he taught school
after graduation, and it was with the monetary rewards of pedagogy
that they secured the capital of $400 apiece with which to lay the
corner-stone of their present enormous business.
In 1883 he married Miss Jennie Charleston,
and now has three children, Charles Vernon, Ernest Charlton, and
From the time of coming to Kansas City Mr.
Jones and his brother, despite their tremendous responsibilities, have
never failed to take an active part in all movements tending to the
public good. He is in every respect a useful citizen. With
his brother, Lawrence, Mr.
Jones is a general manager of the great store and also has charge of
the advertising department, so important a branch of the modern
mercantile business. He has a pretty taste for literature, and
is always in demand for addresses.