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John Watson HAWD  ("Jack")1857 - 1919 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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John Watson HAWD  ("Jack")1857 - 1919

aka John W. Hawd, J. W. Hawd, John Hawd
nationality
occupation
birth .. May 1857, .... Hendon, Middlesex or <1865>, .........
remark (assumption: only on basis of "38y" on 1903 Passengerlist with Gaisberg)
baptism
death 14 Jan 1919, Roxborough-gardens Nursing Home, Harrow, Middlesex, ENGLAND
burial
marriage
Nellie ..........

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


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mother
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LIFE


Prof. J. W. HAWD (39y) (b. <1857>) merchant, New York
SS "FURNESSIA"
dep.: ......., Glasgow, SCOTLAND
arr.: 17 Aug 1896, NY
(It is not clear whether this person is our John Watson HAWD)

1900 CENSUS (12 June 1900, Manhattan, NY)
John W. HAWD (43y) (b. May (?) 1857, ......., NJ
(parents originally from England)
Minnie ..... - HAWD (42y) (b. Oct 1857, NY)
(parents New York)



1901 ENGLAND CENSUS:
John W. HAWD (43y) visitor
b. <1858>, Newark, NJ



Although 31, Maiden Lane, London, was the first home of the infant Gramophone Company, the staff BEFORE the Gramophone Company was formed were selling imported discs and machines from rooms in the Hotel Cecil, in The Strand, from 1897, and prominent among them was John Watson Hawd.
(from
: Five-inch Berliner Discs by Ernie Bayly in The Talking Machine Review No. 73 (February 1988))


J. Watson HAWD (38y)
+ Fred GAISBURG (31y)
SS "OCEANIC"
dep.: 12 Aug 1903, Liverpool
arr.: 20 Aug 1903, New York



John W. HAWD (48y) manager
SS "ETRURIA"
dep.: 30 Sept 1905, Liverpool
arr.: 7 Oct 1905, New York

Address at death: 46 Rutland-road, Harrow, Middlesex
(formerly of Glenfield, Edgeley Road, Stockport, Cheshire County)

FreeBMD Death Index:
John W. HAWD
born: <1856>, .............
baptism:
death: J/F/M 1919, Hendon (distr.), Middlesex
burial:

In 1898 engaged by The Gramo Co. to set up pressing plant Hannover at Joseph Berliner's Telephon Fabrik (Kinnear,10-13)
July 1901 Calcutta
had resigned by July 1903
J. Watson Hawd (38y) with Fred Gaisberg to USA on SS "OCEANIC" on 12 Aug 1903 (Liverpool) arrival NY 20 Aug 1903
Febr./March 1904 joined The Nicole Record Comp. Ltd. Frères as director
Returned to Calcutta in 1904
In 1906 he founded his own pressing plant at Stockport: The Disc Record Company Limited (article on internet; The Nicole Record


NOTES

  • The Gramophone Company's First Indian Recordings. 1899-1908 by Michael Kinnear, p. xx, 10-13, 16-19, 38-40, 47
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 3 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 56-57, Feb-Apr 1979, pp. 1448-1451)
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 4 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 59, August 1979, pp. 1570-1572)
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 7 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 63-64, Autumn 1981, pp. 1765-1768)
  • Five-inch Berliner Discs by Ernie Bayly in The Talking Machine Review No. 73 (February 1988)
  • Edison Phonograph. The British Connection by Frank Andrews (The City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society, 1986), pp. 27, 29
  • The Gramophone Goes East by "London Reporter" based on a talk given by Leonard Petts on 17 Nov 1981 (in: Hillandale News No. 126 of June 1982 (pp. 36-38))
  • John Watson Hawd by Frank Andrews (in: Hillandale News No. 127 of Aug 1982 (p. 65))
  • John Watson Hawd, deceased (in: The London Gazette of 23 May 1919, p. 6405)


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