Lewis Edgar Jones
JONES, Lewis Edgar. b. Yates City, Illinois, 8 February 1865; d. Santa Barbara, California, 1 September 1936. Born in Illinois, Jones moved with his parents to Iowa, where he lived on a farm until he was 21. After working in business for a time, he sought training at Moody Bible Institute (Chicago) where he graduated in the same class as evangelist Billy Sunday (1862-1935). Jones was active in the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) for 36 years, serving as physical director of the YMCA at Davenport, Iowa and general secretary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He became general secretary of the YMCA in Santa Barbara, California (1915), a position he retained until his retirement in 1925.
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