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Marcus Joseph Colhurst ALEXANDER  1896/1897 - 19.. PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Marcus Joseph Colhurst ALEXANDER  1896/1897 - 19..

aka Marcus Joseph C. Alexander, Marcus J. C. Alexander, M. J. C. Alexander, Marcus J. Alexander, Marcus Alexander, M. Alexander, Marcus Joseph Alexander
nationality
occupation
birth .... 1897 (or: .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1896 as Joseph ALEXANDER), ........., Brentford, ENGLAND
baptism
death ...............
burial
marriage (1) married in .. July/Aug/Sep 1922 in Brentford, Middlesex to:
Kathleen Sara PEYTON

b. .. Apr/May/June 1889, Kensington, Middlesex, ENGLAND
d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1929, Kensington, ENGLAND at age 31y (not 21y)

children
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marriage (2) married in Oct/Nov/Dec 1929 in Hampstead, Middlesex to:
Olive Alice GROVES

b. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1900, Hampstead, Middlesex, ENGLAND
d. .... 1981, ........., Kent, ENGLAND

children
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PARENTS

father Henry Beaumont ALEXANDER

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d. .................

mother .......................

b. ...............
d. ................

children
  • Marcus Joseph Colhurst

    b. .........
    d. .............


LIFE


1911 UK CENSUS
........ ALEXANDER
......... ALEXANDER
- Marcus (14y)



Gramco recorder (BT/CT)
Baghdad and Tehran, 1926



Marcus ALEXANDER (36y; b. London) engineer
SS "MAURETANIA"
dep.: 19 Apr 1930, Southampton, ENGLAND
arr.: 24 Apr 1930, New York
Passage paid by: Decca Record Co. Ltd.
Home address: Mrs. A. Alexander, King's Road, Chelsea



Marcus ALEXANDER (36y) engineer
SS "GERMANIA"
dep.: .. May 1930, New York via Cobh
arr.: 2 June 1930, New York
Address: Mrs. A. Alexander, Chenil Galleries, 181 King's Road, Chelsea, London S.W.3


CHELSEA TOWN HALL, King’s Road, London SW3 (1886) is adjacent to the
Chenil Galleries and was used on seven occasions in 1932-33. Since 1965 it has
housed a public library.
CHENIL GALLERIES, 181-183, King’s Road, CHELSEA, London SW3
(1925), originally an arts centre closed in 1927, was Decca’s first home base,
used for most of its sessions from 1929-36. The building, acquired by the local
council in 1947 and let as retail premises, was disused by 2008 (from internet: DECCA DISCOGRAPHY).


NOTES

  • The Gramophone Company's Persian Recordings 1899 to 1934 by Michael S. Kinnear. Bajakhana, Victoria, 2000 (p. 16)


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