Here is a CENTRAL RADIO ASSOCIATION Membership and Station Certificate
Do you have any information about this group ?
This Certificate was my grandfathers, he lived in Shawnee Kansas.
The ARRL was only a year and some months old when this was issued. It's apparent the Central Radio Ass'n must have been busy for some time. It's number is 1078 (right side in red) and presuming they started at 1000 not ONE they had 78 members ???
This certificate was issued 1 year before the USA entered WW1, at that time Fremont Wilson Jones joined the Navy and served on a troop ship making 23 trips back and forth to Europe.
NOTE: it is with great interest that CQ Magazine reports that Dec 13, 1912 was the birth of
amateur radio, and that Congress had passed the Radio Act.. and I am not disputing that fact, HOWEVER 4 years later folks out in the Midwest either chose to ignore the rules or never heard of them ?? something to speculate about ?
DO you have any information about the Central Radio Ass'n. email jcwilson((at))ida.net
here are a few pictures of FJ, Wilson Fremont Jones sr. he went by
Fremont, he was my grandfather, he died when I was just a kid,
Born November 25, 1898 in Olathe, Kansas at the Johnson County Jail because his father John Wilson Jones was the County Sheriff and the house was the front part of the jail. He died March 4, 1954 in California. Buried at Rosehill Memorial Park, Whittier, California. Married Rose Ellen Kanally, She died of complications of child birth, of their two twin children.
US Navy WW1, he was a gunner on the Great Northern (a ship) he made 21 trips to France taking new troops over and bringing home the wounded. He was with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Dept as a patrolman, motorcycle cop and a detective. He quit the Police Dept. because of the Pendergast regime in Kansas City. He was a salesman for Hall Brothers which is now Hallmark Cards. His territory was the state of Minnesota. He later went to California where he was a car salesman. He also owned his own Chrysler dealership in Whittier, California. He was married to 1 - Rose Kanally (KS), 2-Pearl Beldin (MN) and 3- Alma Silloway (CA).
|left Rose Ellen Kanally
Fremont Jones sr.
|| Fremont Jones, the little guy and his father .
Johnson County Kansas Sheriff
||Kansas City Mo,
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