The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2689

Builder Identification

Huddersfield, England; immigrated to the U.S. 1883; Moline, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois, c. 1887-1919.

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). -

    Born September 24, 1859 in Huddersfield, England; with John Conacher firm of Huddersfield, England; immigrated to the United States, July 4, 1883; with Lancashire & Turner of Moline, Illinois; with Emil Witzmann firm of Chicago, Illinois, c. 1887; established his own firm in Chicago, Illinois, 1890; died November 25, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois; succeeded by George La Marche.


    • The Diapason, December 1919, 21.
    • The Diapason, January 1920, 2.

Database Entries

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