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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Myron E. Jones

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 633 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Myron E. Jones, treasurer of the Amsterdam Savings Bank, has given to this institution twenty-six years of faithful, devoted service, and proven ability has placed him in the responsible office which he now occupies. He was born in Burtonsville, Montgomery county, New York, July 21, 1867, a son of Justus and Rebecca Jones, and the public schools of Amsterdam afforded him his educational opportunities. He began his business career at the age of eighteen years, becoming clerk in a grocery store, and later worked in a drug store. He next filled the position of cashier in the freight office of the New York Central Railroad Company and in 1898 entered the Amsterdam Savings Bank in the capacity of clerk. He has advanced with the growth of the institution, working his way through its various departments, and his long experience in financial affairs well qualifies him for the responsible office of treasurer. He is well versed in the details of modern banking and by able, conscientious work has contributed materially toward the success of the institution which he represents.

On the 14th of May, 1891, Mr. Jones was married to Miss Clara McElwein, a daughter of Augustus McElwein of Amsterdam. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have three children: Elliot V., born August 8, 1894; Florence E., who was born in 1900 and is now the wife of Harold Vedder of Johnstown, New York; and Agnes M., born March 17, 1904.

Mr. Jones gives his political allegiance to the republican party, the platform and principles of which appeal to him as the best form of government for the majority, and wherever the welfare of his city is involved he is ready to lend a helping hand. He is recognized as a man of the highest integrity, worthy of the utmost trust and confidence, and in every organization with which he is connected has been chosen for a position of financial responsibility. He is treasurer of the Amsterdam Board of Trade, of the Artisan Lodge of Masons and the Montgomery County Historical Society, while he also acts as auditor of the Children's Home Society. Mr. Jones enjoys to the fullest extent the respect and admiration of his fellow citizens and his life record is one in which marked business ability and the recognition and utilization of opportunity are well balanced forces.

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