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Oregon has lost a sawmilling legend

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eugene Register Guard

Aaron Jones, founder of Seneca Sawmill Company and a long-time Eugene resident, died on Monday, September 22, 2014. He was 92 years old.

Jones was a prominent industry leader for more than 50 years, guiding the family-owned sawmills in the West through bruising battles with special-interest groups and industry giants bent on driving smaller, family, independent mill owners out of business…

Born in Utopia, Texas, Aaron came to Oregon with two of his brothers when he was 10 years old to live and work on an uncle’s dairy farm near Toledo….

Aaron was popular in school and did well academically. He was president of his class and one of only two 1940 Toledo High School graduates to go on to college…

Aaron went out on his own and founded Seneca Sawmill Company in 1953,

Seneca now employs over 400 people…

Aaron was featured in Oregon Business Magazine as “one of the visionaries who will shape Oregon’s future”…

Aaron Jones was an absolutely honest man…

Oregon has lost a sawmilling legend

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