Transcribed from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


Luther Montgomery Jones, superintendent of telegraph of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, at Topeka, was born Jan. 22, 1870, on the farm which his father owned in Cass county, Kansas, near the village of Creighton. His father, Montgomery Jones, was a native of Kentucky, as was his mother, whose maiden name was Ferguson. Both parents are dead, the death of the father having occurred March 21, 1910, and that of the mother in 1870, when Luther was but six weeks old. He was then given to the care of his aunt, Mrs. Martha A. Moon, his father's sister, who reared him in the village of Creighton, where he attended the public schools until seventeen years of age, when he set out to learn telegraphy. This having been accomplished he secured employment with the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis railroad, in 1888, and was with that road at different points until 1890. In that year he entered the employ of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company and has been in its employ for a period of twenty years. He was employed as an operator at Arkansas City, Kan., from Nov. 3, 1890, until April 30, 1891; then was transferred to Topeka and became a clerk in the office of the superintendent of telegraph at the general offices. He was appointed chief clerk Jan. 1, 1895, was promoted to the position of assistant superintendent of telegraph Aug. 15, 1902, and on July 15, 1910, he was promoted to the office of superintendent of telegraph. The education of Mr. Jones has been made to include a course in telegraph engineering in the International Correspondence School of Scranton, Pa. He received his diploma from that school in 1902. He married Miss Bessie Sargent of Topeka, Jan. 16, 1895. She is a native of Iowa, but was reared in Topeka. They have two children: Mabel, born March 23, 1896; and Archer Austin, born July 14, 1898. Mr. Jones is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Central Congregational Church. In April, 1911, he was elected a member of the board of education to serve for a term of two years. He is a Mason, and is a member of the association of Railway Telegraph Superintendents.

Pages 634-635 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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