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Edward Denison EASTON  1856 - 1915   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Edward Denison EASTON  1856 - 1915

aka Edward D. Easton, E. D. Easton, Edward Easton, E. Easton,
nationality
occupation stenographer/lawyer
birth 10 April 1856, Gloucester, Essex, MA
baptism
death 30 April 1915, Arcola, Bergen, New Jersey (Tinfoil, p. 41; note; also Familysearch; Guinness Dearling, p. 215)
burial family plot Hackensack Cemetery, NJ
marriage married on 24/26 January 1876, Washington D.C.:
(1) Hattie KALDENBACH

b. 1857, Gloucester, Essex, MA
d. 17 Apr 1881, ......
d. ............


marriage>
(2) Helen Mortimer JEFFERIS

b. 17 Aug 1860/1861, West Chester, Chester, PA
d. 10 Jan 1943, ......

children
  • Mary Jefferis

    b. 2 Sep 1884, ....
    d. ......

  • Mortimer Denison

    b. 26 Feb 1888, Washington DC
    d. .... 1955, ........

  • sister (died in infancy)
  • Florence Lyle

    b. 5 June 1890, .....
    d. .......

  • Helen Godwin

    b. 17 April 1895, .....
    d. ......


PARENTS

father Denison Mitchell EASTON

b. 25 Sep 1823, Hillsdale, NY
d. .... 1903, .........

mother Mary LYLE

b. 18 Feb 1829, ...., Devonshire, ENGLAND
d. .... 1919, .......

marriage they got married on 25 Mar 1851 in Rockport, MA
children
  • Mary Ella

    b. 25 Jan 1854
    d. ............

  • Edward Denison (10 Apr 1856, Gloucester, MA - d. 30 April 1915, Arcola, Bergen, New Jersey)
  • Fanny Ives (20 June 1860, Brooklyn, NY - d. ............)

LIFE


15 Jan 1889 COLUMBIA PHONOGRAPH COMPANY founded
E. D. Easton President
First director of the Columbia Phonograph Co. of Washington, DC



Edw. EASTON (33y) lawyer
SS "ETRURIA"
dep.: .. Aug 1889, Liverpool - Queenstown
arr.: 12 Aug 1889, New York


President of the National Phonograph Association from 1890
Later became President of the American Graphophone Co.
In 1900 & 1910 living in ....., Bergen, NJ



Edward D. EASTON (41y) lawyer
+ Mortimer D. (7y)
SS " UMBRIA"
dep.: .. Nov 1897, New York
arr.: 2 Oct 1897, Liverpool



In February 1903 the Columbia Phonograph Company began making recordings in Russia (St. Petersburg).
Edward Easton, President of company, James P. Bradt (Berlin), (Frank or Marion) Dorian (London) and Frank Capps



Edward D. EASTON (48y) lawyer
final destination: Arcola, NJ
+ Mortimer D. EASTON (16y)
+ Florence L. EASTON (14y)
+ Marion DORIAN (45y) Columbia Phonograph
last residence: Paris & London
final destination: Washington
+ Thomas Wood (= Hood) MACDONALD (45y) manager
+ Victor H. EMERSON (38y) expert
final destination: Newark
SS "KAISER WILHELM II"
dep.: 27 July 1904, Southampton
arr.: 1 Aug 1904, New York


PASSPORT APPLICATIONS:
Edward Denison Easton (b. 10 Apr 1856, Gloucester, Mass) 19 May 1903 Arcola, New Jersey
Edward D. Easton (b. 10 Apr 1856, Gloucester, Mass.) 25 Apr 1907 Ancola, New Jersey


NOTES

  • see extensive biography (internet)


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Adele Easton Laslie Kellman