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 Ada Jones

Ada Jones

Birth
Lancashire, England
Death 2 May 1922 (aged 48)
Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section C, Plot 70
Memorial ID 4946 · View Source
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Singer. Born in Lancashire, England, she was a popular contralto singer and one of the first female artist in the acoustic recording era. In 1882, she began her career encouraging in stage appearances in Philadelphia and made her first recording "'My Carolina" which hit the number three on Billboard in May of 1905. She teamed up with singer Billy Murray as the duet Jones and Murray in 1907, and had hits to included "I'm Sorry", "Shine On Harvest Moon", "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee" and "When Francis Dances With Me". She also recorded with artists Henry Burr, Billy Watkins, Will C. Robbins, George Wilton Ballard, George L. Thompson and M.J. O'Connell. She died of kidney failure while on tour in North Carolina and was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ada Jones (1 Jun 1873–2 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4946, citing Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .