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Inspiring Stories Everyday - Graham bell & Thomas A. Watson
Inspiring Stories Everyday - Graham bell & Thomas A. Watson
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: Vikatan TV
Edd Schultz at the Thomas A. Watson School
Edd Schultz at the Thomas A. Watson School
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: Edd Schultz
THE BIRTH OF THE TELEPHONE:  THOMAS A. WATSON - RELEASED IN 1914
THE BIRTH OF THE TELEPHONE: THOMAS A. WATSON - RELEASED IN 1914
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: Dennis Morrison
Thomas Watson telephone interview
Thomas Watson telephone interview
Published: 2010/08/30
Channel: OhioFi
AT&T Archives: The First Call
AT&T Archives: The First Call
Published: 2011/08/31
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
Little Boy Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson Movie HD
Little Boy Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson Movie HD
Published: 2015/03/06
Channel: Movieclips Trailers
Entrepreneur of the Decade - Thomas .J. Watson
Entrepreneur of the Decade - Thomas .J. Watson
Published: 2011/04/13
Channel: MyFirstCheque
6 Componentes do arrependimento | Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
6 Componentes do arrependimento | Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: Josemar Bessa
”A Portrait of The Open” by Tom Watson
”A Portrait of The Open” by Tom Watson
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: ROLEX
Thomas Watson Jr. Documentary - IBM Success Story
Thomas Watson Jr. Documentary - IBM Success Story
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: Evan Carmichael
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 1 of 5
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 1 of 5
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: neoaquino
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 5 of 5
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 5 of 5
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: neoaquino
How to Pronounce Thomas A Watson
How to Pronounce Thomas A Watson
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Dictionary Voice
Watson Describes Invention of Telephone by Bell
Watson Describes Invention of Telephone by Bell
Published: 2007/08/11
Channel: danieljbmitchell
Thomas  Watson Stunt Reel 2017
Thomas Watson Stunt Reel 2017
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: parkourguy95
The Circle Official Trailer #1 (2017) Emma Watson, Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie HD
The Circle Official Trailer #1 (2017) Emma Watson, Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie HD
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: Zero Media
Puritan Thomas Watson - Excerpts from The Christian Soldier
Puritan Thomas Watson - Excerpts from The Christian Soldier
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Hopes for a Watson
Hopes for a Watson
Published: 2009/03/30
Channel: Phyllis Graber Jensen
O Que é Glorificar a Deus? - Thomas Watson
O Que é Glorificar a Deus? - Thomas Watson
Published: 2010/10/09
Channel: OsPuritanos
Thomas Watson - Mystical Union Between Christ and the Believer
Thomas Watson - Mystical Union Between Christ and the Believer
Published: 2011/01/26
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
AT&T Archives: Dr. Thomas Watson and 5 Grandchildren
AT&T Archives: Dr. Thomas Watson and 5 Grandchildren
Published: 2011/07/13
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
Tom Misch - Man Like You (Patrick Watson Cover) | A COLORS SHOW
Tom Misch - Man Like You (Patrick Watson Cover) | A COLORS SHOW
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: COLORS
Thomas Watson - A Godly Man Weeps
Thomas Watson - A Godly Man Weeps
Published: 2010/11/23
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Tom Watson
Tom Watson's Last Masters 2016
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: golfcarte
Puritan Thomas Watson - In Times of Affliction (Christian devotional)
Puritan Thomas Watson - In Times of Affliction (Christian devotional)
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Thomas Watson - Sanctification (Christian audiobook)
Thomas Watson - Sanctification (Christian audiobook)
Published: 2010/12/12
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
AT&T Archives: Mr. Bell
AT&T Archives: Mr. Bell
Published: 2011/12/08
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Weak Faith May Lay Hold on a Strong Christ / Christian Devotional
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Weak Faith May Lay Hold on a Strong Christ / Christian Devotional
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Art with Watson: IBM Watson reveals that Thomas J. Watson was a little bit rock ’n’ roll
Art with Watson: IBM Watson reveals that Thomas J. Watson was a little bit rock ’n’ roll
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: IBM
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 2 of 5
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 2 of 5
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: neoaquino
Thomas Watson - He Welcomes Them to Hell
Thomas Watson - He Welcomes Them to Hell
Published: 2010/10/14
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Puritan Thomas Watson - To Cheer and to Revive a Sad Heart / Christian Devotional
Puritan Thomas Watson - To Cheer and to Revive a Sad Heart / Christian Devotional
Published: 2015/02/20
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Tom Watson: A Handy Putting Tip
Tom Watson: A Handy Putting Tip
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Golf Digest
The Way To Be Like Jesus - Thomas Watson
The Way To Be Like Jesus - Thomas Watson
Published: 2012/07/04
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Christian Devotional: The Best Physician - Thomas Watson
Christian Devotional: The Best Physician - Thomas Watson
Published: 2012/06/03
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Hablando de Providencia con Thomas Watson
Hablando de Providencia con Thomas Watson
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: Puritanos Reformados
Puritan Thomas Watson - God is His People
Puritan Thomas Watson - God is His People's Great Reward (Christian audiobook)
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Love Letter sent to you from God (Christian devotional reading)
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Love Letter sent to you from God (Christian devotional reading)
Published: 2013/10/30
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Tom Watson: My Swing Secret
Tom Watson: My Swing Secret
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: Golf Digest
Thomas J. Watson | Path Through History | WSKG History
Thomas J. Watson | Path Through History | WSKG History
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: WSKG Public Media
Puritan Thomas Watson - Dust In the Wind (Christian devotional)
Puritan Thomas Watson - Dust In the Wind (Christian devotional)
Published: 2015/02/08
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
World of Watson 2016 - Keynote Thomas Friedman
World of Watson 2016 - Keynote Thomas Friedman
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Damar Harder
Thomas Watson - A Divine Cordial: All Things for Good (Intro to 10 chapters)
Thomas Watson - A Divine Cordial: All Things for Good (Intro to 10 chapters)
Published: 2013/06/15
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Aprendiendo lo espiritual
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Aprendiendo lo espiritual
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: manuel bento
Thomas Watson - Desiring God
Thomas Watson - Desiring God
Published: 2011/12/17
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Puritan Thomas Watson - The Art of Divine Contentment (1 of 8)
Puritan Thomas Watson - The Art of Divine Contentment (1 of 8)
Published: 2012/07/11
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
A v W GROUP Position
A v W GROUP Position
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: A v W GROUP
Isaiah Thomas Beef With Suns. Coach Watson - "If you don
Isaiah Thomas Beef With Suns. Coach Watson - "If you don't like it do something about it"
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: THE LEAD
TELEPHONE MEMORIES: The Story of the Birth of the Telephone (1931) - Part 1
TELEPHONE MEMORIES: The Story of the Birth of the Telephone (1931) - Part 1
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: nurango
Absonderung von der Welt - Thomas Watson
Absonderung von der Welt - Thomas Watson
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: DasNeueTestament
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Thomas A. Watson

Thomas A Augustus Watson (January 18, 1854 – December 13, 1934) was an assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, notably in the invention of the telephone in 1876. He is best known because, as the recipient of the first telephone call – although coming from just the next room – his name became the first words ever said over the phone. "Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you," Bell said when first using the new invention, according to Bell's laboratory notebook.[1] There is some dispute about the actual words used, as Thomas Watson, in his own voice, remembered it as "Mr. Watson – Come here – I want you," in a film made for Bell Labs in 1931 which is referenced below in "The Engines of our Ingenuity."

Biography[edit]

Watson in his later years, holding Bell's original telephone

Born in Salem, Massachusetts,[2] United States Watson was a bookkeeper and a carpenter before he found a job more to his liking in the Charles Williams machine shop in Boston. He was then hired by Alexander Graham Bell, who was then a professor at Boston University. They were known for the invention of the telephone.

Watson resigned from the Bell Telephone Company in 1881 at the age of 27. Using money from his royalties from his participation in the invention of the telephone, Watson first tried his hand at farming.He became a fairly successful traveling Shakespearean actor for time and then set up his own machine shop. In 1883 Watson founded the Fore River Ship and Engine Building Company. He soon began taking bids for building naval destroyers and by 1901 the Fore River Ship and Engine Company was one of the largest shipyards in America. It would later become one of the major shipyards during World War II, after being purchased by Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

On January 25, 1915, Watson was at 333 Grant Avenue in San Francisco to receive the first transcontinental telephone call, placed by Bell from the Telephone Building at 15 Dey Street in New York City. President Woodrow Wilson and the mayors of both cities were also involved in the call.[3]

Thomas Watson was married to Elizabeth Watson. After he died in 1934, she continued to live in Pass-a-Grille during World War II and died in a local hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1949.

Watson wrote an autobiography, Exploring Life: The Autobiography of Thomas A. Watson (New York: Appleton, 1926).

Late in his life, at the age of 77, upon being impressed with a meeting with Indian spiritual leader Meher Baba in England, Watson was instrumental in helping to arrange for Meher Baba to come to the United States for his first visit there in 1931.[4] Upon meeting Baba, Watson is reported to have said, "In my seventy-eight years of life, today is the first time I have experienced what divine love is. I have come to realize this with just a touch from Meher Baba."[5] Later, though, Watson became disenchanted with Baba.[6]

Watson died of heart disease on December 13, 1934 at Pass-Grille Key, Florida. He is buried in the North Weymouth, Massachusetts cemetery . His family grave site sits on top and next to the cemetery road and has a vantage point that looks directly at the former ship yard. He wanted to see his greatest accomplishment in life and death.[7]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce, Robert V., Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude, Boston: Little, Brown, p. 181, ISBN 0-316-11251-8 .
  2. ^ National Inventors Hall of Fame (2010). "Thomas A. Watson". Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Phone to Pacific From the Atlantic", New York Times .
  4. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau (1986), Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, Myrtle Beach, SC: Manifestation, pp. 1415–1419 
  5. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau (1986), Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, Myrtle Beach, SC: Manifestation, p. 1415 
  6. ^ Mazur, A. (2004), A Romance in Natural History, Syracuse, NY: Garret, ISBN 0-9823808-0-1 .
  7. ^ "T. A. Watson Dead; Made First Phone". The Associated Press. December 15, 1934. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 

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