Carr-Jones, Edward

400 Edward Carr-Jones was the pianist on the Lusitania. He was born at Hanley/Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in the second quarter of 1876 in the Stoke on Trent district of Staffordshire as Edward Jones, the ”Carr”-part being added later. He was the son of Thomas, an ”agent smoke curers” born about 1840 at Bagillt, Flintshire, and Emma Jones, born about 1836 at Hanley, who had married in early 1866 in the Stoke on Trent district of Staffordshire. He had married Mary Ann Ward (born about 1875 at Shelton, Staffordshire) in the second quarter of 1897 at Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. 1901, he was living at Newcastle Road, Hanley, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, with his parents, wife Mary, and son Edward (an infant). He was 25 years old and was noted as an engraver’s potter. In 1912, he had been working on the Carmania and the Lusitania.

”It was with deep regret that we learnt this week that Mr E. Carr Jones – the musical director on board the deeply lamented Lusitania – was a victim in the terrible disaster. Mr E. Carr Jones was well known in Barmouth to residents and visitors as a member of the famous Royal Magnets. Mr Carr Jones acted as accompanist and flutist in the company. His genial manners and clever executions as a musician won him many friends, who, we feel sure, extend sincerest sympathy to the mourning relatives.” (The Barmouth and County Advertiser and District Weekly News, 20 May 1915, p. 3)

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