Florence - Dr. W.B. Jones home

According to the markings on the home, this home SE of Florence KS belonged to "Doctor W.B. Jones" and was built in 1878. 

More information found on the original owner of this home:


William B. Jones:  May 5, 1836  -  February 4, 1905

He's buried in Baxter Springs Cemetery

Dr. William B. Jones was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, completed his literary education there and went to Missouri prior to the removal of the family. He read medicine at St. Louis and was graduated there in 1879. He subsequently practiced at Richmond, Missouri; Holton, Kansas; Florence, Kansas; and finally came to Cherokee County. He engaged in practice for two years at Columbus and then located at Galena, where he still resides. He married Sarah C. Strahn, of Fleming County, Kentucky, and they had seven sons, namely: Charles M., of this sketch; W. S. and Clemuel H., both physicians in practice at Galena; Ammon K., a blacksmith located at Joplin, Missouri; W. Dudley, a passenger engineer in the employ of the "Frisco" system, running from Sapulpa to Paris, Indian Territory; William, residing with our subject; and Porter, of Galena

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Submitted by: Lori Cook DeWinkler on 07-21-11

A definite "must see". Very interesting that Dr. Jones has this home built.....tho he didn't live there long. The home was built in 1878....but in the 1885 census, there is someone else living there and Dr. Jones and family had moved to Chase Co., KS. He is listed as a farmer/physician on the census.

Submitted by: Derek Pinkston on 10-18-11

This is a pretty cool place, I might have to make a second trip to get some more photos!

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