Alton, Illinois, 1895-at least 1922; Highland, Illinois, dates unknown; Alton, Illinois, by 1933.
See main entry: Gratian Organ BuildersWe received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -
Born c. 1861 in Alton, Illinois; son of Joseph Gratian, father of Elwood Gratian and Warren Burke Gratian; studied building in England, for 3 years; with his father's firm in Alton, Illinois; incorporated a firm in Des Moines, Iowa, with William W. Witmer and William H. Lehman, 1892; returned to Alton in 1895 to be partner in his father's firm, formed Gratian Organ Co., Alton, Illinois; succeeded his father; with Wicks Pipe Organ Co. of Highland, Illinois; representative of Estey Organ Co. of Brattleboro, Vermont; died December 12, 1933 in Alton, Illinois, age 72.