Jones Taliaferro Lincoln County, New Mexico

Jones Taliaferro, a prominent representative of commercial pursuits at White Oaks, also interested in mining, came to this place in May, 1880, and during the first year of his residence here was engaged in prospecting. He also did a contract business in mining supplies and in 1884 he was elected clerk of Lincoln County, in which position he served through the four succeeding years.

In 1885 he purchased the mercantile business of the firm of Robson, Young & Bogard, which had been established in 1880. He has since conducted this enterprise, removing from Lincoln to White Oaks in 1888. The store is a large and well-appointed establishment, in which a good line of general merchandise is carried and its neat and tasteful arrangement together with reasonable prices and earnest desire to please his patrons have secured to the proprietor an extensive and growing trade.

He belongs to Baxter Lodge No. 9, K. P., at White Oaks.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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