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Influential Figures

Historical figures influential to the history of memorial lettering and design.

Timothy Jellow

1891 – 1932 Timothy Jellow was a memorial draftsman, lettering specialist, inventor, and a founding partner of the Spacerite Company with Antonio “George” Di Bona. Born in 1891 in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada; by 1892 Timothy’s family moved to Massachusetts in the United States. After high school he attended an art school in Boston, and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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