Jones, Walter, was born at Sweden, Oxford county, Me., January 15, 1851, a son of the late Simeon H. Jones. He attended the public schools of his native town until fifteen years of age, when his parents removed to Fryeburg, Me., where he entered the Fryeburg Academy and remained until 1870. In that year he began studying civil engineering in the office of Garbutt & Wood, of Boston, Mass, with whom he remained for five years. In 1877 he removed to Niagara Falls, and in company with Stephen M. Allen organized the Niagara Wood Paper Company, of which company he was made president and general manager and retained that position until 1892. At this date he resumed his business as civil engineer and was in the same year appointed assistant city engineer of Niagara Falls, acting in that capacity for two years. In 1894 he formed a partnership with A. H. Porter, as Porter & Jones, and has since enjoyed a large and lucrative business. He is past master of Niagara Frontier Lodge No. 132, F. & A. M., past high priest of Niagara Chapter No. 200, R. A. M., and eminent commander of Niagara Commandery No. 64, K. T., and is at present district deputy grand master of the Twenty-fourth Masonic District, State of New York. August 15, 1875, he married Lucy C. Walker of Lovell, Me.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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