Jones, W. R. (Eugene, Harrisburg, Portland, Weston)

Jones, W. R. (Eugene, Weston, Harrisburg, Portland)
Chronology
1865 Eugene
1867 Harrisburg
late 1866-1867 Portland
late 1873 Portland
1881-1887 Weston
In Portland, Jones moved into the gallery belonging to Buchtel, who had taken it over from A. B. Woodard.
It is possible his Weston gallery was taken over by Leo Schumacher.
Directory Listings
1867 West Coast pg. 276 Harrisburg “Jones, William, photographer”
1866 PD not listed
1867 PD pg. 59 “Jones, W. R., photographic artist, 5 Morrison”
1874 PD pg. 239 East Portland “W. R. Jones, photographer, res s e cor Sixteenth and Sandy Rd.”
1874 SD pg. 283 East Portland “Jones, W. R. dentist, res cor Fourth and G.”
1881 Ore pg. 670 Weston “Jones, W. R., dentist” (Listed as a photographer in business directory)
1886 Pacific Coast pg. 428 “Jones Wm R, city recorder, justice of peace and photographer.”
1886 POWI pg. 428 Weston “Jones, Wm R, city recorder, justice of peace and photographer”
Mautz Oregon “Jones, W. R., 1865, Eugene”, “Jones, William, 1867, Harrisburg”
News Items and Advertisements
1866: “PICTURE GALLERY – W. R. JONES having taken the gallery corner of Front and Morrison streets, Portland, would announce to the public that he is making PHOTOGRAPHS, from Locket to Life size, AMBROTYPES, MELAINOTYPES, SUN PEARLS, and CARTE DE VISITES, plain or enameled, in the best style of the art. If you want card pictures with the most beautiful enamel, at lower prices than can be had in this city or State, go to JONES’ GALLERY, corner of Front and Morrison.” Oregonian, 18 December 1866 – 11 January 1867
1898: “TALK COST $2,000. C. A. Bushnell Recovers That Amount For Slander. Former Eugeneites. The Portland Telegram of July 19 says “C A Bushnell, the itinerant photographer, who sued A K Jones, a merchant of Union, and J F Phy, sheriff of Union county, for $20,000, based upon claims of malicious prosecution, was this morning awarded $2,000 damages by the jury that has been sitting on the case in the United States circuit court since last Saturday.
“As the verdict appeared to be entirely satisfactory to the plaintiff, he at once requested a judgment upon the findings of the jury, which was granted.
“Council for the defense, however, demurred, and asked for ten days’ time in which to file a motion for a new trial. This motion was also granted, so that the case in all probability is not yet ended.
“Bushnell was at one time in the employ of Jones and when be left him to take a photographing tour through Washington he took some of Jones’ photographic paraphernalia with him. Bushnell claimed he borrowed it, Jones accused him of stealing it, and had him arrested, Sheriff Phy making the arrest. Upon an examination before a justice of the peace at Union, Bushnell was exonerated, and the $20,000 damage suit is the sequel.”
Both parties formerly resided in Eugene. Bushnell was born and raised in Lane county, being a son of J C Bushnell, who resides a mile north of Eugene, and was for a time manager of the Winter gallery a few years since. His honesty was never questioned here. Jones resided here in the sixties, his father being a photographer. His gallery stood where Rice’s saloon is now located.” The Eugene City guard, July 23, 1898, pg. 7, col. 4.

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