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Delaware County, Iowa


 Biography Directory

Cadwalader Jones


Delaware Twp.


     Cadwalader Jones well deserves to be classed among the self made men of Delaware county, for coming here a poor man, he has through his well directed efforts accumulated a valuable farm property of two hundred and forty acres. He is of foreign birth, his native country being North Wales, and he was born in February, 1862. He is the third in order of birth in a family of nine children, whose parents were William and Eleanor Jones, likewise natives of North Wales, where they lived and died. Mr. Jones was reared in his native country and was there employed to the age of twenty two years, when, believing opportunities awaited him in America, he set sail for this country, making his way at once to Delaware county, Iowa. He began life here in a humble capacity, working for two years as a farm laborer for a Mr. Thompson. He eventually returned to his native land and was there married to Miss Sarah Roberts, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts, the former of whom is still living but the latter is deceased.
      Following his marriage, Mr. Jones returned with his bride to Iowa and purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in section 3, Delaware township, on which property he has since made his home. He is here engaged in general farming but makes a specialty of stock raising. He has met with splendid success in his business ventures and has been able to extend his acreage through the purchase of eighty acres of land on section 14, Delaware township, so that his landed possessions now comprise two hundred and forty acres. All this is finely improved and the fields return to him bounteous harvests for the labor which he expends upon them.
     The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Jones has been blessed with three sons and three daughters, as follows: Margaret E., the wife of F. E. Tracy, a resident of Nashua, Iowa; William D., who is married and resides in Delaware county; John; Catherine, at home; Mary, who is attending school in Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Dewey J.

     The parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and Mr. Jones gives his political support to the republican party. He has never been active in public life, however, the only office he has ever filled being that of school director for two terms. He is truly a self made man, for when he came to America thirty years ago he had no means, but through his own ambition and determination and the aid of a valuable helpmate he has acquired a property that today places him among the substantial and well to do citizens of Delaware county.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke

Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 386-389.

               Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.