Recording Pioneers


Joseph W. JONES  ("Joe")1876 - <1960>   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Joseph W. JONES  ("Joe")1876 - <1960>

aka Joseph Jones, Joe Jones, J. Jones
nationality
occupation inventor and manufacturer
birth .... 1876, ................
baptism
death .... <1960>, ...............
burial Setauket (Presbyterian Church) Cemetery, Stony Brook, Long Island, New York
marriage married to:
Jean(ie) WHITFORD

b. .... 1872, .........
d. .... 1948, ........... - burial: Setauket Cemetery, Stony Brook, Long Island, New York


PARENTS

father William Colpitts JONES

b. 26 Mar 1840, .......
d. 31 Mar 1913, Staten Island, New York City

mother Victoria Ann SHAW

b. 13 Sep 1838, Granville, Nova Scotia
d. 1920-1923, ENGLAND

children
  • Percival (Percy) Shaw , M

    b. 1865, ..............
    d. 1951, .............

  • Mary (Molly) V. , F

    b. 1867, ...........
    d. .........

  • Florence E. , F

    b. 1869, ..........
    d. ...............

  • Joseph W. , M

    b. 1876, ........... - ca 1960, ..........

  • Ernest A. , M

    b. 1879, ...........
    d. ..........


LIFE


see HAIL COLUMBIA WEBSITE
see: Zonophone article (P. Cleary)
see: From Tinfoil to Stereo. Evolution of the Phonograph (p. 132-133, 142)
Sailed for Europe on 27 Jan 1900 to make Zonophone records (article in Phonoscope)
His name is not found on passenger lists of ELLIS ISLAND

Jones PATENT

lived in New York City and had a house in Guilford, Connecticut, Stony Creek
birth year is from gravestone.
listed as age five in 1880 census.
His inventions are at the Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology. Jones Speedometer, insturment in the Lindberg plane. Phonograph records. RCA on cylinder, taximeter, ways of timing speed in autos, Jones motorola (wind up phonograph).
He had a little dog who lost all her hair.
When he died, Ann Fuller took his ashes to the Setauket Presbyterian Church Cemetery where he was buried in the old part of the cemetery with his wife in the Smith-Whitford lot. He left his house in Norfold CT to his assistant who had been with him in business
(source: Our Genealogy: The Franke/Colucci Family Web Site)


NOTES

  • From Tinfoil to Stereo. Evolution of the Phonograph: by Oliver Read and Walter L. Welch. Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc., Indianapolis, 2nd ed. 1976. (pp. 99/131-135/142-143/161/165-166/169/171-173/175)
  • Music On Record (Gaisberg), p. 25
  • The American Graphophone Company and the Columbia Phonograph Company enter the disc record business, 1897-1903 by Raymond R. Wile (ARSC Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 1991)
  • Radio Manufacturers of the 1920's: Vol. 2: Freed-Eisemann to Priess, pp. 77-79 by Alan Douglas (online). 1995 (2nd printing)


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courtesy Library of Congress



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