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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
Thomas Watson telephone interview
Thomas Watson telephone interview
Published: 2010/08/30
Channel: OhioFi
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
Watson Describes Invention of Telephone by Bell
Watson Describes Invention of Telephone by Bell
Published: 2007/08/11
Channel: danieljbmitchell
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
Telephone Memories - Thomas Watson - Alexander Graham Bell - 1931
Telephone Memories - Thomas Watson - Alexander Graham Bell - 1931
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: Human Mind Power
Thomas Watson Jr. Documentary - IBM Success Story
Thomas Watson Jr. Documentary - IBM Success Story
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: Evan Carmichael
Long Distance 1941 AT&T 15min
Long Distance 1941 AT&T 15min
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: Jeff Quitney
TELEPHONE MEMORIES (Reel 2 of 2)
TELEPHONE MEMORIES (Reel 2 of 2)
Published: 2011/01/02
Channel: PublicResourceOrg
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
Watson:  Come Here I Want You
Watson: Come Here I Want You
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: LightsCameraAlabama
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
6 Componentes do arrependimento | Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
6 Componentes do arrependimento | Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: Josemar Bessa
TELEPHONE MEMORIES (Reel 1 of 2)
TELEPHONE MEMORIES (Reel 1 of 2)
Published: 2011/01/02
Channel: PublicResourceOrg
AT&T Archives: The First Call
AT&T Archives: The First Call
Published: 2011/08/31
Channel: AT&T Tech Channel
Examen de Nuestro Arrepentimiento (Thomas Watson)
Examen de Nuestro Arrepentimiento (Thomas Watson)
Published: 2014/11/17
Channel: Puritanos Reformados
Telephone History: "Far Speaking" 1935 AT&T American Telephone & Telegraph
Telephone History: "Far Speaking" 1935 AT&T American Telephone & Telegraph
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 1 of 5
Thomas Watson, Jr. Bio Channel Part 1 of 5
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: neoaquino
La Naturaleza del Verdadero Arrepentimiento.- Thomas Watson
La Naturaleza del Verdadero Arrepentimiento.- Thomas Watson
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Riquezas De Gracia
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Reflexiones sobre Cristo
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Reflexiones sobre Cristo
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: manuel bento
140th Anniversary of the First Phone Call | AT&T
140th Anniversary of the First Phone Call | AT&T
Published: 2016/03/10
Channel: AT&T
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Aprendiendo lo espiritual
Meditaciones Puritanas - Thomas Watson - Aprendiendo lo espiritual
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: manuel bento
Sherlock Holmes & Dr  Watson: Der Sohn (Hörspiel komplett, Dezember 2017)
Sherlock Holmes & Dr Watson: Der Sohn (Hörspiel komplett, Dezember 2017)
Published: 2017/12/09
Channel: PuzzleCat Entertainment
Repentance - Thomas Boston & Thomas Watson
Repentance - Thomas Boston & Thomas Watson
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: Descyple91
Animated Hero Classics: Alexander Graham Bell on DVD
Animated Hero Classics: Alexander Graham Bell on DVD
Published: 2007/09/07
Channel: NestLearning
Alexander Graham Bell: The Telephone | PBS America
Alexander Graham Bell: The Telephone | PBS America
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: PBSAmerica
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
A Godly Man Weeps - Puritan Thomas Watson / Christian Audio Devotionals
A Godly Man Weeps - Puritan Thomas Watson / Christian Audio Devotionals
Published: 2010/11/23
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
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
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Man's Chief End (A Body of Divinity) - The Shorter Catechism - Thomas Watson
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Biblical Christianity
World of Watson 2016 - Keynote Thomas Friedman
World of Watson 2016 - Keynote Thomas Friedman
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Damar Harder
Adultery - Thomas Watson
Adultery - Thomas Watson
Published: 2010/12/11
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
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sks thumbhole stock $600
Published: 2017/12/22
Channel: Survival TV Network
It goes to eleven - Thomas Watson
It goes to eleven - Thomas Watson
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: nearForm Ltd
Building a radio data network with Node.js - Thomas Watson
Building a radio data network with Node.js - Thomas Watson
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: nearForm Ltd
Thomas Watson ~ Mercy Swims To Us Through Christ
Thomas Watson ~ Mercy Swims To Us Through Christ's Blood
Published: 2011/08/07
Channel: ACruceSalus1
TELEPHONE MEMORIES: The Story of the Birth of the Telephone (1931) - Part 2
TELEPHONE MEMORIES: The Story of the Birth of the Telephone (1931) - Part 2
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: nurango
Tom Watson Sr. (10 of 10) - THINK!
Tom Watson Sr. (10 of 10) - THINK!
Published: 2014/10/20
Channel: MBI Concepts Corporation
A v W GROUP Position
A v W GROUP Position
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: A v W GROUP
Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson: Lavonas Verwandlung (Hörspiel komplett, Februar 2018)
Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson: Lavonas Verwandlung (Hörspiel komplett, Februar 2018)
Published: 2018/02/11
Channel: PuzzleCat Entertainment
Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson: Die Weihnachtsbombe (Hörspiel komplett, Weihnachten 2017)
Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson: Die Weihnachtsbombe (Hörspiel komplett, Weihnachten 2017)
Published: 2017/12/23
Channel: PuzzleCat Entertainment
[IBM Watson] The Computer That Could Be Smarter Than Us.- Hindi
[IBM Watson] The Computer That Could Be Smarter Than Us.- Hindi
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Swapnil Shukla
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
dotJS 2017 - Thomas Watson - Getting Data From The Sky
dotJS 2017 - Thomas Watson - Getting Data From The Sky
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: dotconferences
You were Sanctified and Justified - Puritan Thomas Watson / Christian Audio Devotional
You were Sanctified and Justified - Puritan Thomas Watson / Christian Audio Devotional
Published: 2017/12/09
Channel: Christian Praise and Worship in Songs, Sermons, and Audio Books
Thomas Watson’s ‘Doctrine of Repentance’ - Decherd Stevens
Thomas Watson’s ‘Doctrine of Repentance’ - Decherd Stevens
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Banner of Truth
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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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