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BuilderID 1799

Builder Identification

Westfield, Massachusetts, 1870s-1898.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    With Johnson firm of Westfield, Massachusetts, 1870s, reed voicer; with Hedges firm of Westfield, Massachusetts, 1898.


    • John V. V. Elsworth, The Johnson Organs (Harrisville, NH: The Boston Organ Club), 1984.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing Editor, May 28, 2016. -

    Thomas Dyson was born in Windsor, England, on December 14, 1844. He came to the United States in 1849, and served with distinction in the Union Army during the Civil War. 1 After the war he was employed as a machinist in Millbury, later locating to Westfield, where he made his home. He was "an organist of merit, and for twenty- nine consecutive years was chorister for the Methodist Episcopal church of Westfield." 2


    1. Western Massachusetts, A History 1636-1925 edited by John H. Lockwood, et al (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. New York, 1926) p.453.
    2. William Richard Cutter, Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical-genealogical, Volume 4 (American Historical Society, New York), 276., accessed May 28, 2016.

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