Solano County

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Kenneth I. Jones, one of Solano county's well known lawyers, engaged in practice at Fairfield, the county seat, and an active personal factor in the general social and civic life of that center of local government, is a native son of California and all his life has been spent in this state. He was born in the city of San Francisco on April 8, 1886, and is a son of the Rev. Seneca and Elizabeth N. (Sewell) Jones, the latter of whom is still living, now a resident of Suisun. She was born in California, daughter of Newton A. Sewell. The late Rev. Seneca Jones, who died at Auburn in Placer county in 1911, was born in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was but a babe when he was brought to California by his parents, the family coming around by way of the Horn. Heitfms grew up in this state, carried on his studies with a view to entering the gospel ministry, finished his schooling in the University of the Pacific at San Jose and was ordained to the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church. Afterward he transferred his connection to the Congregational church and was for years active in the ministry, with stations variously at Lodi, Woodland, San Jose, Crockett and Auburn, in which latter city his last days were spent.

By reason of his father's itineracy as a clergyman, Kenneth I. Jones had his local schooling in the various places above mentioned. He was graduated from the high school at Crockett and then entered Stanford University, where he was in attendance for three years (1905-8). For one year he taught school. Meanwhile he had been giving his attention seriously to the study of law and in the spring of 1912 was admitted to the bar. During the term of service of Grant Holliday as clerk of Solano county Mr. Jones rendered public service as deputy county clerk until in 1913, when he became associated in practice with W. U. Goodwin at Fairfield, an arrangement that was maintained until in April, 1917, since which time Mr. Jones has been carrying on his practice independently, with offices at Fairfield, and is doing well.

In 1919 Kenneth I. Jones was united in marriage to Mrs. Rosemond (Roberts) Griffiths, who was born in the Suisun valley, and to this union two sons have been born, Kenneth I. Jones, Jr., and Robert Seneca Jones. By her former marriage Mrs. Jones has a son, John P. Griffiths. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are republicans and take an interested part in the community's civic affairs as well as in its general social activities. Mr. Jones is a past worshipful master of Suisun Lodge No. 55, Free and Accepted Masons, and is also affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and with the Sciots.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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