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William Charles FUHRI  1874 - 1948 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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William Charles FUHRI  1874 - 1948

aka William C. Fuhri, W. C. Fuhri, William Fuhri, W. Fuhri
nationality
occupation
birth 3 Feb 1874, New Orleans, Louisiana
baptism
death 1 Dec 1948, San Diego, CA
burial
marriage (1)
Sallie/Sally P. .......

b. .. Aug 1874, St. Louis, Missouri
d. ...........

children
  • William Konrad

    b. 26 Dec 1901, St. Louis, Missouri
    d. 17 Nov 1995, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri

  • George L. (25y)

    b. 5 Apr 1904, St. Louis, Missouri
    d. .. Dec 1972, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

marriage (2)
Grace Elisabeth SHUMATE

b. 17 April 1880, St. Louis, Missouri
d. 13 March 1964, San Diego (83y)


PARENTS

father Koenraad/Konrad FUHRI

b. <1841>, ....., HOLLAND
d. .........

mother Sally Jemison FLINN

b. <1852>, .... Alabama
d. ......

marriage got married on 9 May 1872, New Orleans, Louisiana (Konrad = 31y / Sallie = 20y)
children
  • William Charles

    b. 3 Feb 1874, New Orleans, Louisiana
    d. 1 Dec 1948, San Diego, CA


LIFE


1900 CENSUS:
William C. FUHRI: boarder; Manager Phonograph Co. (b. .. Feb 1974)
Sallie P. FUHRI: boarder (b. .. Aug 1974, Missouri; first wife???)



WWI Draft Registr. 1917-1918:
Chicago Manager Columbia Graphophone Co.
12 N. Michigan Bvd, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
res.: Elmhurst, Dupage, Illinois


1920 CENSUS (Rye, Westchester, NY):
sales manager Talking Machine



In 1923 Okeh's general sales manager

1924 became Columbia vice-president
(internet: Hilbilly Music Archie Green)
In 1924 living in Larchmont, New York


1930 CENSUS (Saint Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri):
Sallie P. FUHRI (55y; divorced) (b. Missouri; first wife???)
- George L. FUHRI (25y) (b. 5 Apr 1904, St. Louis, Missouri - d. .. Dec 1972, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri) salesman phonograph



residence in 1932: Duarte, CA

When his [= Ralph Peer's] old Chicago boss (= Fuhri) moved tom the smaller but livelier
General Phonograph Corporation young Peer followed him.


NOTES


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