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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: Dr. Thomas Watson and 5 Grandchildren
AT&T Archives: Dr. Thomas Watson and 5 Grandchildren
Published: 2011/07/13
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
AT&T Archives: The First Call
AT&T Archives: The First Call
Published: 2011/08/31
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
Thomas J. Watson | Path Through History | WSKG History
Thomas J. Watson | Path Through History | WSKG History
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: WSKG Public Media
Thomas  Watson Stunt Reel 2017
Thomas Watson Stunt Reel 2017
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: parkourguy95
Long Distance 1941 AT&T 15min
Long Distance 1941 AT&T 15min
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Thomas Watson - Nightwing: The role of a lifetime
Thomas Watson - Nightwing: The role of a lifetime
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: parkourguy95
Repentance - Thomas Boston & Thomas Watson
Repentance - Thomas Boston & Thomas Watson
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: Descyple91
Kirby
Kirby's Augusta - Tom Watson vs The Augusta Chronicle
Published: 2015/06/22
Channel: Kirbys Augusta
Entrepreneur of the Decade - Thomas .J. Watson
Entrepreneur of the Decade - Thomas .J. Watson
Published: 2011/04/13
Channel: MyFirstCheque
Thomas Watson
Thomas Watson
Published: 2016/09/05
Channel: Omnium Epidocles
How to Pronounce Thomas A. Watson
How to Pronounce Thomas A. Watson
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Dictionary Voice
Tom Watson Sr. (10 of 10) - THINK!
Tom Watson Sr. (10 of 10) - THINK!
Published: 2014/10/20
Channel: MBI Concepts Corporation
Examen de Nuestro Arrenpentimiento.- Thomas Watson (Textos Puritanos)
Examen de Nuestro Arrenpentimiento.- Thomas Watson (Textos Puritanos)
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Riquezas De Gracia
Thomas Watson Jr. Documentary - IBM Success Story
Thomas Watson Jr. Documentary - IBM Success Story
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: Evan Carmichael
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Holy Antipathy Against Sin! (Christian devotional)
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Holy Antipathy Against Sin! (Christian devotional)
Published: 2015/11/28
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
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
6 Componentes do arrependimento | Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
6 Componentes do arrependimento | Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: Josemar Bessa
Thomas A. Kochan ─ Shaping the Future of Work
Thomas A. Kochan ─ Shaping the Future of Work
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
EXCELLENCE: Thoughts on Tom Watson
EXCELLENCE: Thoughts on Tom Watson
Published: 2010/09/30
Channel: Tom Peters
La Naturaleza del Verdadero Arrepentimiento.- Thomas Watson
La Naturaleza del Verdadero Arrepentimiento.- Thomas Watson
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Riquezas De Gracia
Puritan Thomas Watson
Puritan Thomas Watson's choice excerpts on SIN (Christian devotional / quotes)
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 1 of 5
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 1 of 5
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: neoaquino
Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas' Amazing 78-Yd Pick Six Off Watson's Pass! | Can't-Miss Play | NFL Wk 8 Highlights
Published: 2017/10/29
Channel: NFL
Puritan Thomas Watson - The Doctrine of Repentance (1 of 4)
Puritan Thomas Watson - The Doctrine of Repentance (1 of 4)
Published: 2011/09/12
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Why come to Thomas Watson sale rooms?
Why come to Thomas Watson sale rooms?
Published: 2012/07/16
Channel: Thomas Watson
The Worst Things - Thomas Watson
The Worst Things - Thomas Watson
Published: 2012/11/11
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 5 of 5
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 5 of 5
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: neoaquino
Business Legends: Tom Watson Jr.
Business Legends: Tom Watson Jr.
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: Del Lingco International
Thomas Watson, Jr. makes a prediction
Thomas Watson, Jr. makes a prediction
Published: 2015/01/08
Channel: Speeches
How to Pronounce Thomas Augustus Watson
How to Pronounce Thomas Augustus Watson
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: Dictionary Voice
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 - Sanctification (Christian audiobook)
Thomas Watson - Sanctification (Christian audiobook)
Published: 2010/12/12
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Storm Front: Forgotten Forbidden America, 3 Audiobook
Storm Front: Forgotten Forbidden America, 3 Audiobook
Published: 2017/10/28
Channel: Alfonzo Tracy
A Treatise Concerning Meditation - Thomas Watson (English Puritan preacher / author)
A Treatise Concerning Meditation - Thomas Watson (English Puritan preacher / author)
Published: 2011/11/09
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
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
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Reflexiones sobre Cristo
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Reflexiones sobre Cristo
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: manuel bento
Thomas Watson ~ Mercy Swims To Us Through Christ
Thomas Watson ~ Mercy Swims To Us Through Christ's Blood
Published: 2011/08/07
Channel: ACruceSalus1
Surviving Trauma: Using Personal Choice to Move Forward | Tom Watson | TEDxChilliwack
Surviving Trauma: Using Personal Choice to Move Forward | Tom Watson | TEDxChilliwack
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: TEDx Talks
The Mischief of Sin - Puritan Thomas Watson (Christian audiobook)
The Mischief of Sin - Puritan Thomas Watson (Christian audiobook)
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Voices of Famous Inventors Speech | Thomas Alva Edison, Thomas Augustus Watson, Guglielmo Marconi
Voices of Famous Inventors Speech | Thomas Alva Edison, Thomas Augustus Watson, Guglielmo Marconi
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Denver Rhea
Instrumentation and Tracing in Node.js - Thomas Watson, Opbeat
Instrumentation and Tracing in Node.js - Thomas Watson, Opbeat
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: node.js
Dark Titan Journey: Finally Home: Dark Titan, 3 - Audiobook
Dark Titan Journey: Finally Home: Dark Titan, 3 - Audiobook
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: Adan Mccord
Building a Watson-powered chatbot
Building a Watson-powered chatbot
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: developerWorks TV
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Christian on the Mount: A Treatise Concerning Meditation (1/3)
Puritan Thomas Watson - A Christian on the Mount: A Treatise Concerning Meditation (1/3)
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
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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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