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Influential Figures

Important historical figures influential to the history of monument lettering.

William Jack

1862-1915 William “Mr. Jack” Jack was originally from Aberdeenshire Scotland. In 1880 Jack immigrated to the United States, where he quickly found his way to Barre, Vermont. Jack was a pioneer in the industry as one of the first individuals to pursue the occupation of memorial draftsman, which was new to the industry in the early […]

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Robert B. Knox

1891-1970 Robert “Bobby” Knox was a memorial draftsman and inventor from Berlin, Vermont. Knox worked for the Jones Brothers Co. in Barre, Vermont from around 1910 until at least 1942. In 1916 Knox gave up his position as a drafting instructor at the Evening Drawing School in Barre Vermont due to an advancement at the […]

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