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Memoirs of the Miami Valley - Volume One
Editorial Sketches

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            Hon. John C. Hover sketch in the Bench and Bar of Logan county.

            Hon. Joseph D. Barnes sketch in the Bench and Bar of Shelby county.

            Hon. Walter Duval Jones, senior Common Pleas judge of Ohio, was born June 21, 1857, at Piqua, Ohio, a son of Mathias H. and Jane (Wood) Jones. He attended the graded and high schools of Piqua and in youth mastered the printer's trade and for a time did newspaper and editorial work, in the meantime pursuing his studies for the law. Admitted to the bar in 1878, he was engaged in private practice during that and the following year and then served as city solicitor of Piqua for six terms. February 6, 1899, he was appointed Common Pleas judge to fill a vacancy, and in the same year was elected to that office, to which he has been elected six times without opposition. Judge Jones is a Knight Templar Mason and a member of the Piqua club, the Piqua Chamber of Commerce and the Episcopal church. He was married October 23, 1879, to Miss Laura C. Harlow, and has one daughter, Mrs. Dr. F. W. Thomas, and two grandchildren, Randolph and Charlotte. The home of judge Jones is located at 412 North Wayne street, Piqua.


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