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John Huff DORIAN  1867 - 1912   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

John Huff DORIAN  1867 - 1912

aka John H. Dorian, J. H. Dorian, John Dorian, J. Dorian
nationality
occupation
birth 1 Nov 1867, Washington, D.C.
baptism
death 24 Nov 1913, Denver, Colorado
burial
marriage Married on 2 Feb 1893, ............, to:
Annie G. WILLIAMS

b. 2 Dec 1870, Petersburg, Virginia
d. 19 Aug 1960, Chicago, Illinois

children
  • Naomi D.

    b. 8 Feb 1894/1895, .........., Illinois
    d. ............

  • Spencer

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

  • Alan Gregory/Gregory Alan

    b. .. Apr 1899, ............., California
    d. 30 Apr 1918 in FRANCE as private U.S. Marine Corps 6th USMC Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division)
    Buried: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (Plot H Row 41 Grave 19) on D998 and D123


PARENTS

father Thomas Haviland DORIAN (1860) stonecutter

b. 29 Oct 1829, New York
d. 16 Mar 1874, .........

mother Annie/Ann Swinbourne ROBINSON

b. 19 Jan 1833, .....
d. 2 Sept 1899, .......

children
  • George

    b. .. 1852, ........
    d. 02/03/1855, New York City

  • Thomas

    b. 20 June 1854, .................

  • William

    b. ....... 1856, .................. - probably died at young age)

  • Marion

    b. 17 Dec 1858, Washington DC
    d. 17 July 1932, Washington DC

  • Annie
  • Eva
  • John Huff

    b. 1 Nov 1867, Washington, D.C.
    d. 24 Nov 1912, Honolulu, HAWAII

  • Francis
  • Eliza H.

LIFE


1860 CENSUS (16 June 1860, Washington DC):
Thos H. DORIAN (31y)
Annie DORIAN (28y)
- Thos (6y)
- Marion (1y)



1880 CENSUS (4 June 1880, Washington DC):
Ann S. DORIAN (46y) dressmaker
- Marion (21y) clerk in law office
- Annie (19y)
- Eva (14y)
- John H. (12y)
- Francis (10y)
- Eliza H. (7y)



1900 CENSUS (5 June 1900, San Francisco, CA):
John H. DORIAN (32y) Mgr. Phonograph Co.
Annie G. DORIAN (29y)
- Naomi (6y)
- Gregory (1y)



1910 CENSUS (16 & 18 Apr 1910, Chicago, Cook, Illinois):
John H. DORIAN (42y) Manager // Phonographs
Annie G. DORIAN (39y)
- Naomi (16y)
- Alan G. (10y)




Accompanied Harry/Henry L. Marker on his 1911-1912 Asian trip for Columbia Phonograph Co. General
(source: “Returns from Record Making Trip Around World (The Talking Machine World 9, no. 1, 15 Feb 1913, pp. 43-44)


John H. DORIAN (name deleted)
SS “NIPPON MARU”
29 Oct 1912, Hong Kong, CHINA
1 Nov 1912, Shanghai, CHINA (port of embarkation)
3 Nov 1912, Nagasaki, JAPAN
5 Nov 1912, Kobe, JAPAN
9 Nov 1912, Yokohama, JAPAN
24 Nov 1912 John Dorian ill in Honolulu, HAWAII
25 Nov 1912 ship arrives at San Francisco, CA

At the time of PA permanent residence in Chicago, Illinois


John Huff Dorian obituary



NOTES

  • John H. Dorian in India (in: Talking Machine World No. 5 (**), p. ** of 15 July 1909)
  • Marker off to the Orient (in: The Talking Machine World 5 (12), p. 28 of 15 Dec 1909)
  • The Late John Dorian (obituary in: The Columbia Record, Vol XI, Number 8, 1914)


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

From left to right: John, Frank and Marion



THANK YOU


Pete Williams
Mark Davenport (greatgrandson of John Huff Dorian)