Frederick McKinley Jones

mechanical and electrical African American enginer

Fredrick's early life

He was born May 17, 1893 in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised as a normal child until both his parents died when he was only eight years old. He went to live with a priest in Kentucky for two years untl he trned eleven and returned to Cincinnati to work as a janitor and then later a mechanic

Family memebers

Frederick jones was born with no brothers and sisters. Both his parents died when he was only 8 years hold. He didnt have a wife or children that is recorded. The preist from Kentucky raised Jones as his own so he was like his second father.

Frederick's Achivements

World War l

Jones went into the army to fight in World War l and came home safe.

Pictures with Sounds!

Jones created a divice that could combine moving pictures with sound at the same time which was used in the film industry.

His Impact and contributions to society

Jones' help in the film industry

Jones invented a device that could have moving pictures with sound. because of him we have world famus movies for our enjoyment. He helped make movies for the world.

Death of Frederick Jones

On February 21, 1961, FredErick Jones died of lung cancer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His name was put into the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame in 1977 after his death.