Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     CHARLES L. JONES.  On the east side of Palmer lake, in the region known as the Cove, dwells the gentleman of whom we now have the pleasure to speak.  He has a valuable estate, well supplied with irrigating water and excellent improvements.  His residence is located on the bank of the lake, in full view of that beautiful body of water, which with the rugged mountains in the distance, makes an ideal landscape.  Mr. Jones is known as a man of integrity and sound principles.  He is among the prosperous agriculturists and devotes his attention to general farming and stock raising.
     Charles L. Jones was born on September 25, 1863, in Story county, Iowa, the son of John and Melvina (Harseman) Jones, natives of Pennsylvania.  The father came west in 1888 and located at Colville, in 1890, where he now lives.  The mother died in 1887.  Our subject is the second in a family of thirteen children.  He grew up on a farm in Iowa, and received his education from the public schools of that enterprising state.  In 1885, he went to Valley, Nebraska, and engaged in farming, and later journeyed on to Leadville, Colarado.  After visiting various sections of that state he returned to Iowa, and there saw his mother for the last time, as she died the next year.  In 1888 he came to the Cascade mountains, then went to Walla Walla, after which he returned to Colorado, and in 1889, came to Spokane.  Later we see him in the Sound country and in 1891, he came to Okanogan county and located his present place in 1895.
     On November 29, 1892, Mr. Jones married Mrs. Elma Clink, a native of Illinois.  By her former marriage, she has one daughter, Mrs. Hope Clink.  To Mr. and Mrs. Jones, two children have been born, Constance J. and Zora.