‘Keeping up with the Jones’

| May 21, 2020 1:00 AM

Andrew J. Jones, born on Oct. 27, 1830, arrived in the Kootenai Valley in 1899. He and his wife, Maryetta (Starbuck) built a log hotel in Bonners Ferry which they operated for 2½ years.

The couple homesteaded 49 acres a half-mile east town (at the base of Cemetery Hill), planting fruit trees and growing many vegetables. They had two children, Thomas J. and Annabell “Belle” Bishop (wife of Dr. Thomas A. Bishop).

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