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William Caswell Jones



William C. Jones, Birch-Rod Days and Other Poems
(Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1892)

William C. Jones was born July 15, 1848 at Hutsonville, Illinois. "The poems of this gentleman have appeared in the Railway Age, Chicago Evening Journal, National Tribune and the periodical press generally. Mr. Jones was a member of the twenty-seventh general assembly in 1871-72; county judge in 1877; and is now serving his second term as judge of the second judicial circuit court of Crawford county, Ill. Hon. [He] was married in 1869 and resides at Robinson."

[Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 735 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890). In Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898), Jones date of birth is given as July 17. In that bio, we learn that JOnes "spent three years at the Ohio Wesleyan university of Delaware; and graduated from the law school of Ann Arboer, Mich. In 1868 he was admitted to the bar . . . ." After his time as a judge, re returned to the practice of law in Robinson, Illinois. Jones was also involved in farming.]


Wm. C. Jones, Birch-Rod Days and Other Poems (Chicago: American Publisher's Association, 1892)(Chicago: John F. Cuneo Co., 1909)


William C. Jones & Joseph O. Cunningham, A Practical Treatise upon the Jurisdiction of, and Practice in, the County and Probate Courts of Illinois embracing a collation of statutes and authorities (Chicago: T.H. Flood, 2nd ed., 1892)

William C. Jones, Elements and Science of English Versification (Buffalo: The Peter Paul Book Co., 1897)