JOHN W. JUMP. The Jump family is of German origin and came to this country at an early date. The grandfather of our subject, John Jump, served in the War of 1812 under William H. Harrison. He was a native of Kentucky, in which State his ancestors had settled when coming to this country, and continued to make his home there until 1845, when he came to Pike County, Mo. His son, I. N. Jump, father of subject, was born in Bourbon County, Ky., but when small moved with his parents to Pike County, Mo. There he finished his growth and married Miss Susan Stark, who was born in Pike County, and who was the daughter of Judge James Stark, a prominent man and one of the first settlers of Pike County. After his marriage Mr. Jump followed agricultural pursuits, accumulated considerable means, and later engaged in banking. He and his worthy wife are now residing in Pike County. They are the parents of four children, as follows: James N., a resident of St. Louis; Emma J. (deceased), was the wife of E. Duncan; John W. (subject), and Mary B., the wife of J. D. Hostetter of Missouri. The parents are members of the Christian Church, The youthful days of our subject were spent in labor on the farm and in attending the district school, where he obtained the rudiments of an education. Later he attended the Christian University of Missouri and graduated at the Yale Law School in 1885, when twenty-four years of age, his birth occurring July 7, 1861. Immediately after graduating he began practicing his profession in Springfield, Mo., in the Commercial Bank building, and has carried it on successfully alone. He practices all branches of the law and is one of the brilliant young attorneys of the city. His mind is clear, concise, analytical and well poised and he impresses one at once as a man of great strength, depth and grasp of mind. He has a pleasant residence at 420 State Street and this is presided over by his wife, formerly Miss Anna R. Miller, daughter of Phillip Miller. Two daughters have been born to this union: Mary S. and, Anna O. Mr. and Mrs. Jump attend the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Mr. Jump is deacon in the same. He is a member of the Gate of Temple Masonic Lodge, No. 422, Chapter No. 54, St. Joseph Commandery No. 20, all of Springfield, and is also a member of the Knights of Pythias. In politics he is a Democrat and ever takes a deep interest in political matters. His office is in the ____ Block, Rooms 9 and 10.
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