Francis Michael Joseph Jones

(1903 - 1941)

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Francis Michael Joseph Jones
1903 - 1941
Born
c. 1903
Death
January 29, 1941
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Francis Michael Joseph Jones was born c. 1903. He died on January 29, 1941 at 38 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Francis Michael Joseph Jones
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Plumstead Cemetery Sec. Q. Grave 376. in United Kingdom
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Service number: 1024925
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Corps Of Signals
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Armd. Div. Sigs.
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Francis Michael Joseph Jones died on January 29, 1941 at age 38. He was buried in Plumstead Cemetery Sec. Q. Grave 376., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1903. We have no information about Francis's immediate family.

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In 1903, in the year that Francis Michael Joseph Jones was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1914, he was merely 11 years old when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1921, Francis was 18 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1938, he was 35 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1941, in the year of Francis Michael Joseph Jones's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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c. 1917 - Jun 7, 1945 1917 - 1945
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c. 1920 - Sep 3, 1944 1920 - 1944
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c. 1884 - Nov 19, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1886 - Aug 17, 1917 1886 - 1917
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c. 1920 - Sep 16, 1942 1920 - 1942
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c. 1886 - Jan 23, 1916 1886 - 1916
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1897 - Aug 18, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1920 - Jan 17, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1890 - Dec 19, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1899 - Mar 24, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1884 - Apr 5, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1927 - Nov 7, 1946 1927 - 1946
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c. 1871 - Nov 3, 1940 1871 - 1940
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c. 1897 - Dec 4, 1918 1897 - 1918
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