Born 1855 in England; Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1904-1905; Elmira, New York, 1907-1910; Chicago, Illinois, 1914; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1917.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va; Organ Historical Society, 1991). -
Born August 4, 1855 in England; he was the father of Henry J. Carruthers. He was a cabinetmaker, and musician; he started with Gray & Davison of Liverpool, England; then worked with Hope-Jones Electric Organ Co. of Birkenhead, England, c. 1894; followed by Norman & Beard of Norwich, England, c. 1897. He operated his own firm in Liverpool, England; before moving to the United States and joining Hope-Jones & Harrison of Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1904-1905; staying with Hope-Jones Organ Co. of Elmira, New York, 1907-1910, as superintendent, director; and then with its successor, a division of the Wurlitzer firm, 1910. Leaving Wurlitzer, he joined the Kimball firm of Chicago, Illinois, 1914, and with the Wangerin-Weickhardt firm of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1917. Joseph J. Carruthers died August 4, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.