Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill Collection, 884 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection is the court transcript of embezzlement of Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill funds by Arthur G. Jones who was president of the company, located in Winchester, VA, USA.
(1 box) Last updated 09/03.

Biographical/Historical: Arthur G. Jones bought the mill in 1925. At that time, Chicago Wool Company owned half the stock. In 1929, Jones and the treasurer of the company, Max Krol, were indicted for taking over $4,000 from mill funds for private use. Found guilty, Jones served time in prison, as did Krol. The A. J. Woolen Company was bankrupt. A. J. Woolen Company and the Chicago Wool Company reorganized as the Winchester Woolen Company in 1931.

Bibliography: Johnston, Wilbur S. Weaving a Common Thread, a History of the Woolen Industry in the Top of the Shenandoah Valley. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1990.

Cite As: Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill Collection, 884 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.


Box 1

Court case, Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Arthur G. Jones, 1929, transcript, 1 item, 570 leaves (3 leaves missing), typescript (copy)