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H. Louis Hollingsworth, Jr. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

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North Tonawanda, New York, c.1950-1985.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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September 25, 2015:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, May 6, 2019. —

H. Louis Hollingsworth, Jr. was born June 19, 1920 and died February 22, 1991 in Fort Myers, Florida.1 He retired from Wurlitzer in 1985 after 35 years, which meant he would have started there in 1950.2

Wurlitzer ceased manufacturing pipe organs in 1942 due to war time regulations, and did not resume manufacturing pipe organs after the war.3 Hollingsworth would not have been involved with the Wurlitzer firm during the period the firm was building pipe organs.

Sources:

  1. Find a Grave, "H Louis Hollingsworth, Jr" https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67263223/h-louis-hollingsworth
  2. The American Organist September 1991 (New York: American Guild of Organists, 1979), 54.
  3. David H. Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991), 311.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 06, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

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

With Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co. of North Tonawanda, New York, 35 years, director of music education; retired 1985; died February 22, 1991 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Source:

  • The American Organist, September 1991 (New York: American Guild of Organists, 1979), 54.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 06, 2019.

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