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Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1830; Providence, Rhode Island, 1826-1836; Montréal, Canada, 1836-1879; Toronto, Canada, c. 1880.
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From editor Stephen Hall, additional information contributed by David Harrington.-

Samuel Russell Warren was born March 29, 1809 in Tiverton, Rhode Island; he was the brother of Thomas D. Warren, and the father of Charles S. Warren and Samuel P. Warren. A cabinet maker, he began working with Thomas Appleton of Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1830 where he learned the art of organbuilding. He set up his own shop in Providence, Rhode Island, 1826-1836. Moving to Canada, he worked as a carpenter, and organbuilder; in Montréal, beginning in 1836. He was briefly partner of George W. Mead in Mead & Warren of Montréal, Québec, Canada, 1837. He partnered with his sons in S. R. Warren & Sons, 1879; moving the business to Toronto, Canada, c. 1880. Samuel R. Warren died suddenly July 30, 1882 while in Providence, Rhode Island. He had travelled there to attend the funeral of his sister.

Patent #131,984; 8 Oct. 1872; organ


  • David Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991), 296.
  • Boston Journal Monday, July 31, 1882 Boston, Massachusetts Volume: XLIX Issue: 16240 Page: 1
  • Evening Star Monday, July 31, 1882 Washington (DC), District of Columbia Page: 3

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