England prior to 1904; Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1904-1905; Boston, Massachusetts, 1905-1906; Elmira, New York, 1907-1910; North Tonawanda, New York, 1910-1914.
Born 9 February, 1859 at Hooton Grange near Eastham, England; brother of Frank Hope-Jones, noted inventor of electric clocks; organist at age 15; apprentice in electrical department of Laird's shipbuilding firm of Birkenhead, age 17; chief electrician of Cheshire & Lancashire Telephone Co. (later National Telephone Co.), 1881-1889; free-lance electrical engineer and operator of the Hope-Jones Electric Organ Co. of Birkenhead, England (electric action components), 1889-1894; built entire organs, 1894-1898; operated firm in Norwich, England 1898-1899; firm resumed operation as part of Norman Brothers & Beard of Norwich, 1899-1900; partner with Eustace Ingram in Ingram, Hope-Jones & Co. of Hereford, England, 1901-1903.
Immigrated to the U.S., Apr. 1903; with Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, 1903-1904, vice president; partner with Lewis C. Harrison in Hope-Jones & Harrison of Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1904-1905; with Skinner Organ Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, 1905-1906, vice president of sales; operated Hope-Jones Organ Co. of Elmira, New York, 1907-1910; with Wurlitzer firm of North Tonawanda, New York, head of Hope-Jones Organ Department, 1910-1914; suicide while visiting Rochester.
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