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(Joseph?) Forton View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

North Tonawanda, New York, 1912.
Classification: Corporate Officer

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May 07, 2018:

See Main Entry at Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

With Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co. of North Tonawanda, New York, 1912.

Source:

  • Company Letterhead.*
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*This is an odd reference. If the person's name appeared on the company letterhead, it would be a safe assumption that the person was an officer of the company. The company letterhead would have normally also provided a first name or initial(s) and a title.
The 1910 and 1920 U.S. Census records show a Joseph Theodore Forton (born 1883) living in North Tonowanda. As the only adult male with that last name in Niagra County, he appears to be the most likely person. -Ed.
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 04, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 0 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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