Francis Robert John Jones

(1884 - 1916)

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Francis Robert John Jones
1884 - 1916
Born
c. 1884
Death
November 19, 1916
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Francis Robert John Jones was born c. 1884. He died on November 19, 1916 at 32 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Francis Robert John Jones
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 6 B And 6 C. in France
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Service number: 22451
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Surrey Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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Francis Robert John Jones passed away on November 19, 1916 at 32 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 6 B And 6 C., France. He was born c. 1884. We have no information about Francis's family.

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In 1884, in the year that Francis Robert John Jones was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1893, when he was merely 9 years old, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1897, by the time he was merely 13 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, he was 16 years old when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1916, in the year of Francis Robert John Jones's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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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. 1899 - Mar 24, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1927 - Nov 7, 1946 1927 - 1946
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c. 1896 - Oct 30, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1882 - Oct 19, 1917 1882 - 1917
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c. 1893 - Apr 30, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1893 - Apr 5, 1917 1893 - 1917

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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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c. 1896 - Oct 30, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1890 - Mar 6, 1919 1890 - 1919
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c. 1883 - Aug 12, 1917 1883 - 1917
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Unknown - Feb 2, 1919 ? - 1919
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c. 1882 - Oct 19, 1917 1882 - 1917
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c. 1879 - Sep 29, 1918 1879 - 1918
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Unknown - Oct 3, 1916 ? - 1916
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c. 1893 - Apr 30, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1893 - Apr 5, 1917 1893 - 1917
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