Smokey Jones

From the list of elephant persons Family: Jones

Smokey Jones
Robert  Jones

Personal details
Country United States

Work locations
Title elephant superintendent 1955
Location at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

Title assistant elephant trainer 1949
Location at Hunt Brothers Circus in United States

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Location at Smokey Jones (Robert Jones)s elephants in United States

Title elephant keeper
Location at Dailey Bros. Circus in United States

Biography details

Robert "Smokey" Jones , zoo elephant trainer in United States

Born ? in United States in United States .

Records about Smokey Jones from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
I once asked him how he got the nick name "Smokey" and he said he ran away from home, hopped a Freight Train that happened to stop beside the Dailey Bros. Circus lot.
He wandered over and asked for a job and his first answer was "We don't want no Dirty Neck Punks! and he said "This ain't dirt, it's train smoke!" and he added, "That's what they called me for a while, Thank God it got shortened to "Smokey".
William "Buckles" Woodcock


Records about Smokey Jones from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Smokey Jones
1948 Dailey Bros. elephant Herd in Gonzales, Texas after the arrival of 14 baby elephants.
Robert "Smokey" Jones at left, Rex Williams, John "Sweet Pea" LeHew, Rex's older brother Ben, two of the accompanying Mahouts, Francis "Streamline" Frizell and Aroumi Singh with "Baby Butch".

William "Buckles" Woodcock


Smokey JonesWorlds Fair in Dallas, 1964

Family


Total: 1 children

  1. Kari Johnson. Born: ?.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). elephant trainer Kari Jones in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=800. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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