DR. HERBERT W. JONES
Herbert W. Jones, a member of the Minnesota Academy of Medicine since 1911,
died suddenly on July 9, 1940. He was a
native of Wisconsin, born in Berlin, October 13, 1873, and there he
received his early education. His
medical course was completed at the University
of Minnesota in 1902. His
early association with Dr. W. A. Jones prompted him to go to Vienna in 1906 to study neurosurgery. Because of his continued, interest in this
subject, he developed, unusual skill in brain surgery. His thesis read before the Academy in
February 1911 was concerned, with the problem of brain surgery.
He was married to Margaret Daniels of Minneapolis
in 1909. To them were born three Sons, Herbert, Jr., Roderick and David. In spite of his large practice, he found time
for companionship with his family and devoted much time to the raising of his
sons, one of whom, Herbert Jr., had the good fortune to practice with his
father for a short time. Dr. Jones was
very fond of boys and through his generosity several young men were assisted,
in getting a higher education.
Dr. Jones, a member of the M Club, continued his interest in the University
after his graduation. He was very active
in the Medical Alumni, for which organization he served, as secretary and
president. He belonged to the Nu Sigma
Nu Medical Fraternity and was an honorary member of the American Neurological
Association. Besides the Minnesota
Academy of Medicine, he was a member of the American Medical Association and
the State and County societies. Dr.
Jones was a member of the Asbury and Northwestern Staffs and was president of
the latter in 1936 and 1937.
Farming was his hobby and in the latter years he gave much serious attention to
the management of the farms which he owned.
Death came to him while he was returning from his farm at Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Dr. Jones was an earnest, serious worker and a true friend. He enjoyed the meetings of the Academy of Medicine and he attended with
The Necrology Committee-
S. E. Sweitzer