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Theodore Bernard BIRNBAUM  1865 - 1921   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Theodore Bernard BIRNBAUM  1865 - 1921

aka Theodore B. Birnbaum, T. B. Birnbaum, Theodore Birnbaum, T. Birnbaum
nationality
occupation
birth 27 Feb 1865, Islington, London, ENGLAND
baptism
death .... 1921, ............
burial
remark A certain Joseph Theodore BIRNBAUM, born on .. Apr/May/June 1865, Islington, Greater London (101 Gloucester Place, London) must be identical to Theodore Bernard BIRNBAUM.
marriage married on .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1902, Marylebone, London:
Gertrude Rachel LEWIS

b. .... 1871, Marylebone, London
d. .. Apr/May/Jun 1955, Paddington, London (83y) as Gertrude R. BURNEY


children
  • Anthony George B. (BURNEY)

    b. 3 June 1909/1910, St Marylebone, London
    d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1989, Camden, London) changed his surname to BURNEY


PARENTS

father Bernard BIRNBAUM

b. .... <1832>, .........., RUSSIA/POLAND
d. .. July/Aug/Sept 1911, St Marylebone, Greater London

mother Rebecca ADLER

b. .... <1839>, Thissey Darmstadt, GERMANY
d. .. Apr/May/June 1913, St Marylebone, Greater London

marriage they got married on .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1862, City of London, London
children
  • Henry B. (BURNEY)

    b. .. Oct/Nob/Dec 1862, Islington, London
    d. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1946, Wandsworth, ENGLAND (83y)

  • Priscilla

    b. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1864, Islington, Middlesex
    d. ...................

  • (Joseph) Theodore Bernard

    b. 27 Feb 1865, Islington, London, ENGLAND - .... 1921, .............

  • Rudolph B. (BURNEY)

    b. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1867, Islington, London
    d. .. July/Aug/Sep 1954, St Albans, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND (86y)

  • Elsie/Esther Janet

    b. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1868, Islington, London
    d. ...........................

  • Gertrude

    b. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1869, Islington, Greater London
    d. ............

  • Albert B. (BURNEY)

    b. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1871, Islington, London
    d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1950, Tonbridge, Kent, ENGLAND (78y)

  • Eve/Eva Eveline

    b. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1872, Islington, London
    d. ......................

  • Mary/Miriam May

    b. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1874, Islington, London
    d. ......................

  • Katy/Katie/Kate

    b. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1876, Islington, London
    d. .. July/Aug/Sep 1955, Kensington, London (79y)

  • Sidney/Sydney Samuel B. (BURNEY)

    b. .. Apr/May/June 1878, Islington, London
    d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1951, Marylebone, London (72y)


LIFE


1881 CENSUS (28, Highbury Grove, St Mary, Islington, Middlesex):
Bernard BIRNBAUM (49y) manufacturer
Rebecca BIRNBAUM (42y)
- Henry (18y) clerk
- Priscilla (17y)
[ Theodore Bernard is not listed in this CENSUS]
- Rudolph (13y)
- Elsie (12y)
- Gertrude (11y)
- Albert (10y)
- Eve (8y)
- Mary (7y)
- Katy (5y)
- Sidney (3y)



In 1903 after take-over became Managing Director of the Zonophone Company
In April 1904: becomes Managing Director in London to replace William Barry OWEN.
Is replaced in Berlin by N. M. Rodkinson


T. B. Birnbaum (no age)
SS "TEUTONIC"
dep.: .. Jan 1905, New York
arr.: 19 Jan 1905, Liverpool, ENGLAND


1908/1910 residence: 101 Gloucester Place, London
resigned in 1909 and in August 1909 was replaced by 2 Joint Managing Directors Alfred Clark & Sydney Wentworth Dixon

Picture of T. B. Birnbaum on p. 33 of The Talking Machine Review No. 25 (December 1973)


NOTES

  • The Talking Machine Review No. 25 (December 1973)
  • EMI. The first 100 years by Peter Martland (London, 1997) (short biography on p. 37)
  • Lewis & Lewis. The Life and Times of a Victorian Solicitor by John Juxon (Collins, London, 1983) (on Birnbaum's father/mother-in-law)
  • Debrett's Illustrated Peerage and Baronetage, 1908
  • Theodore Birnbaum by Peter Martland (in: Hillandale News" No. 168 of June 1989 (p. 225)
  • Favorite: the story of an independent German record company (1904-1914) by Hugo Strötbaum (in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 2 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer). Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2010. ISBN 978-3-9500502-1-9


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