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Term: Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918

Definition:

reformer, Unitarian clergyman, author, b. Cardiganshire, South Wales. He migrated with his parents to the U.S. and to Wisconsin in 1844, settling in Ixonia, Jefferson County. During the Civil War he served in the 6th Battery, Wisconsin Volunteer Artillery (1862-1865), and from 1865 to 1866 taught school in Wisconsin. He graduated from Meadville (Pa.) Theological School (1870), was ordained the same year, and was pastor at Winnetka, Ill. (1870-1871). In 1871 he became pastor of the Unitarian church in Janesville, and served in this capacity until 1880. From 1875 to 1884 he was secretary of the Western Unitarian Conference. From 1885 until his death he was pastor of All Souls Church in Chicago, and was editor of Unity magazine (1880-1918), a religious and reform weekly. He was co-author of The Faith That Makes Faithful (1886) and author of A Search for an Infidel (1901). To promote his ideal of universal religion, Jones founded the Tower Hill (Wis.) summer school (1889) near Spring Green. He was a member of the Ford Peace Ship Mission (1915-1916). A militant pacifist and social reformer, in his religious views Jones believed in ethical rather than theological unanimity; he was also one of the most colorful figures in western religious and social reform. Dict. Amer. Biog.; U.S. Biog. Dict. ... Wis. {Chicago, 1877); Madison Wis. State Journal, Sept. 13, 1918; J. L. Jones Papers.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Jenkin Lloyd Jones Diaries for details. See also the Jenkin Lloyd Jones Photographs.  See also the Jenkin Lloyd Jones Reminiscences.

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

68 records found

Jackamonis, Ed G. 1939
Jackson, James Albert 1840 - 1921
Jackson, Joseph 1812 - 1881
Jackson, Jr., Robert L. 1936
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
Jacobs, Herbert Henry 1864 - 1948
Jacobs, William Henry 1831 - 1882
Jahnke, Franklin M. 1900
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
James, Edwin, 1797-1861 
Janssen, Edward H. 1815 - 1877
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Jarreau, Al 1940 -
Jastrow, Joseph 1863 - 1944
Jauch, Robert 1945
Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Jeffery, Thomas B. 1845 - 1910
Jenkins, James Graham 1834 - 1921
Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911
Jens, Salome 1935 -
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Jews in Wisconsin
Jogues, Fr. Isaac, 1607-1646
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, jr. 1863 - 1932
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Johnson, Daniel Harris 1825 - 1900
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Johnson, Jay W. 1943
Johnson, John Anders 1832 - 1901
Johnson, John, dates unverified
Johnson, Lawrence H. 1908
Johnson, Lester R. 1901
Johnson, Raymond C. 1936
Johnson, Robert I. 1928
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Johnson, Warren S. 1847 - 1911
Johnson, William A. 1922
Johnsrud, Duwayne 1943
Johnston, Kirsten 1967 -
Johnston, Robert Alexander 1846 - 1907
Johnston, Robert G. 1957
Johnston, Rod
Joliet, Louis
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonas, Charles 1840 - 1896
Jones, Benjamin 1795 - 1881
Jones, Burr W. 1846 - 1935
Jones, Chester Lloyd 1881 - 1941
Jones, George W. (1853 - 1935)
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, Granville Duane 1856 - 1924
Jones, James Monroe 1824 - 1898
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918
Jones, John Reynolds (1851 - 1928)
Jones, Joseph E. 1914
Jones, Lewis Ralph 1864 - 1945
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956
Jones, William Arthur 1844 - 1912
Joss, Addie 1880 - 1911
Juday, Chancey 1871 - 1944
Judd, Truman H. 1817 - 1884
Juneau, Solomon 1793 - 1856
Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911
Junkermann, Otto C.
Jussen, Edmund 1830-1891

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