WENDELL A. JONES, M. D.
A. Jones is a successful physician and surgeon of Arlington,
a suburb of the city of Riverside,
where he has been actively engaged in practice during the past seventeen
years. He was born in Greenhill,
Indiana, August 12, 1874, his parents being
Absalom W. and Mary (Ambrose) Jones, both natives of Illinois.
The father was a school teacher prior to entering upon the practice of
medicine in Ohio. He was a member of the United Brethren
Church, in the faith of
which he passed away. To him and his
wife, who survives him, were born four children.
Jones acquired his early education in the grammar and high schools of Westerville, Ohio, and
received his professional training at the Ohio State University, from which institution he
was graduated with the M. D. degree in 1898.
He served as intern in the Protestant Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, for a
year and began the practice of medicine at Westerville, Ohio,
where he remained for two years. At the
time of the Spanish-American war he was a physician with the Forty-third United
States Volunteers and the Eleventh Infantry Field Service. Locating at Arcanum, Ohio,
he there continued in practice for fifteen years and then in 1915 came to Arlington, California,
which has since remained the scene of his professional labors. His practice has grown steadily with the
passing years as he has demonstrated his ability in coping with the complex
problems which continually confront the physician in his efforts to restore
health and prolong life. When the United States became involved in the World War
he was commissioned captain, being stationed at Fort
Riley and Camp Kearny
until sent overseas with the Fortieth Division.
He remained in northern France
for nine months, engaged in hospital work.
In 1898 Dr.
Jones was united in marriage to Mellie Cook, daughter
of Robert and Mary Cook, of Pennsylvania. They are the parents of four daughters, as
follows: Mrs. Mary Delano, of Riverside, who has three children; Mrs. Katherine Bishop,
of Riverside; Mrs. Lenore Dales, who has one
child and also lives in Riverside;
and Martha, at home.
has membership in the Lions Club and the American Legion and fraternally is
affiliated with the Masons, belonging to Evergreen Lodge, No. 259, Free and
Accepted Masons (F. & A. M). He indulges his fondness for golf on the links
of the Victoria Country Club, of which he is a member. The doctor has a host of friends, enjoying
deserved popularity in both social and professional circles of Riverside
By: Michele Y. Larsen on April 7, 2012.
of the South Vol. II,
by John Steven McGroarty, Pages
275-276, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles,
© 2012 Michele
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