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Boston, Massachusetts, 1870-1883; Reading, Massachusetts 1883; East Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1917.
Classification: Builder

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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). —

Born 1839 in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts; father of Charles A. Ryder.

Ryder was with E. & G. G. Hook firm of Boston, Massachusetts, for five years [1865-1870]; established his own firm, 1870; partner with Joel Butler in Boston, 1871-1872; relocated to Reading Massachusetts, 1883. He was associated with George S. Hutchings firm of Massachusetts, c. 1893. He was in East Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1900; representative of J.W. Steere & Son of Springfield, Massachusetts; in East Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1917; reed and pipe organs. Ryder died April 16, 1922 in East Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Staff: John Brennan; William B. Fleming; Rodney Gleason; Ernest M. Skinner; Ammi P. Whiton.


  • The Diapason July 1917, 1.
  • The Diapason May 1922, 2.
  • Robert F. Gellerman, Gellerman’s International Reed Organ Atlas (Vestal, NY: The Vestal Press, 1985) 111.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 250.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 411

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 20, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 251 Organs
  • 11 Divisions
  • 10 Consoles