Recording Pioneers


William Barry OWEN  1860 - 1914   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

William Barry OWEN  1860 - 1914

aka William B. Owen, W. B. Owen, William Owen, W. Owen
nationality
occupation
birth 15 April 1860, Vineyard Haven, MA
baptism
death 19 April 1914, Vineyard Haven, MA
burial
marriage married on 22 Feb 1887:
Mae Montgomery ROBINSON

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

children
  • Jennie
  • Paul

    b. 27 Oct 1891, Roxbury/Dorchester, MA
    d. ..........

  • Knight B.

    b. 9 May 1893, Boston, MA
    d. 12 Sept 1935, Vineyard Haven, MA


PARENTS

father Leander C. OWEN

b. 15 Oct 1833, Vineyard Haven
d. .. March 1911

mother Jane Grafton LUCE

b. <1841>, ........., MA
d. .........

marriage got married on 15 May 1859 in Chilmark, MA
children
  • William Barry

    b. 15 April 1860, Vineyard Haven, MA
    d. 19 April 1914, Vineyard Haven, MA

  • Jennie Lee

LIFE


In July 1897 William Barry Owen (Director National Gramophone Company (NY)) arrives in Britain to exploit Berliner's Gramphone patents

In 1898 Owen and Trevor Williams form THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY


1901 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS:
Director Gramophone & Typewriter




Mr. OWEN (single male)
SS "LUCANIA"
Dep. Saturday 13 July 1901, Liverpool
Arr. 20 July 1901, New York
(soource: ANCESTRY: UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960)


On 9 June 1903 William Barry Owen elected Treasurer of the International Zonophone Company

On 4 March 1904 William Barry Owen nominated as Director International Zonophone Company

On 3 May 1904 William Barry Owen retired from the board of Directors and returned to America; Alfred Clark takes over



William Barry OWEN
SS "CYMRIC"
10 Dec 1903, Liverpool
20 Dec 1903, Boston



William Barry OWEN
+ Mae M. OWEN
SS "CRETIC"
16 June 1904, Liverpool
25 June 1904, Boston



William Barry OWEN
SS "KAISER WILHELM II"
23 Nov 1904, Southampton
30 Nov 1904, New York

President of the Luxemoor Company


NOTES

  • The Launching of the Gramophone in America 1890-1896 by Raymond R. Wile (in: ARSC Journal Vol. 24, No. 2 of Fall 1993) online article


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