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Frank CHOWN  (Horace)1900 - 1981

aka Horace F. Chown, H. F. Chown, Horace Chown, H. Chown, Frank Chown, F. Chown
nationality
occupation recording engineer, manager
birth 18 Aug 1900, Fulham, London or .... 1900, St George Hanover Square, London
baptism
death .. July/Aug/Sep 1981, Worthing, West Sussex
burial
remark There are two potential candidates, both born in .. July/Aug/Sep 1900 in London.
marriage married on ............:
Kate ..........

b. ........<1900>, ............
d. .......................

children
  • no children
marriage married on ..........., Singapore:
Dorothy L. ..........

b. ........<1900>, ............
d. .. Apr/May/June 1968(?), ............

children
  • no children

PARENTS

father George Francis CHOWN

b. .... <1863>, Sydenham, Oxfordshire
d. .. July/Aug/Sep 1934, Fulham, London) (71y) butler domestic

mother Emily Amelia HUTTON

b. ....<1859>, Birch, Essex
d. ....................

marriage they got married on 14 Oct 1891, St Simon's Church, Chelsea, Middlesex
children
  • Lucy Emily

    b. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1893 (or: 31 Dec 1892?), Brentwood, Essex
    d. (?).. July/Aug/Oct 1980,Brighton(?)............

  • Mabel (Patricia?)

    b. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1895, St. Geo. H. Sq. or Knightsbridge, ........
    d. ..............

  • Horace Frank

    b. 18 Aug 1900, Fulham or St George Hanover Square, London
    d. .. July/Aug/Sep 1981, Worthing, West Sussex


LIFE



1901 CENSUS, 8 Charles Street, St Margaret & St John The Evangelist, Knightsbridge, Westminster:
George F. CHOWN (38y) (b. Sydenham, Oxon.) butler domestic
Emily A. CHOWN (41y) (b. Birch, Essex)
- Lucy E. (8y) (b. Brentwood, Essex)
- Mabel (6y) (b. Knightsbridge, London)
- Frank (7m) (b. Knightsbridge, London)




F. CHOWN (30y) engineer
+ Mrs. K. C. CHOWN (23y)
+ G. W. COOK (22y) engineer
SS "ORSAVA"
dep.: .... 1931, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
embarked at Melbourne
arr.: 25 Mar 1931, Plymouth/Tilbury, ENGLAND
Home address F. CHOWN / K. C. CHOWN: 73 Petty France, Westminster, S.W.1
Home address G. W. COOK: 73 Petty France, Westminster, S.W.1



Frank CHOWN (32y) engineer
SS "CORFU"
dep.: .... 1933, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Fremantle - Colombo - Bombay - Aden - Port Sudan - Port Said - Marseilles - Gibraltar - Tangier
CHOWN embarked at Port Said
arr.: 28 July 1933, London, ENGLAND
country of last permanent residence: IRAQ
address: 3 Abbey Road, St Johns Wood, NW London


“In a tiny recording studio at the premises of E.M.I in Abbey Road I had endless sessions with the five technicians, Frank Chown, W. Dickson, Edward Towen, H.S. Hack, and C.J. Anderson. It was mid-July before the records for the book could be played to Huxley, Nicholson and Witherby. How delighted they were to hear for the first time the recorded voices of British song-birds!”




F. CHOWN (37y) recording engineer
SS "LEONIAN"
dep.: .... 1937, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
CHOWN embarked at Accra, Gold Coast, WEST COAST AFRICA
arr.: 19 Nov 1937, Dover, ENGLAND
c/o E.M.I. Ltd., 3 Abbey Road, St Johns Wood, London



Frank CHOWN (51y) manager
+ Dorothy L. CHOWN (52y)
SS "WILLEM NUYS"
dep.: .... 1952, Djakarta, INDONESIA
CHOWN embarked at SINGAPORE
arr.: 10 Mar 1952, Southampton, ENGLAND
[manager of] Overseas-Club London St James Piccadilly
country of last permanent residence: SINGAPORE


Gramophone Company & Columbia recording expert (Tehran 1933)
0Z / 2Z
WO1 / WOX1


NOTES

  • The Gramophone Company's Persian Recordings 1899 to 1934 by Michael S. Kinnear. Bajakhana, Victoria, 2000 (p. 23)


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