Recording Pioneers


Thomas Gilbert ROCKWELL  ("Tommy")1901 - 1958 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Thomas Gilbert ROCKWELL  ("Tommy")1901 - 1958

aka Thomas G. Rockwell, T. G. Rockwell, Thomas Rockwell, T. Rockwell, Tommy Rockwell
nationality
occupation
birth 7 July 1901, Oskosh, Winnebago, WI
baptism
death 29 May 1958, New York, NY
burial
marriage
Juanita .........

b. .... <1903>, .......
d. ...........


Vivian MASTERSON

b. 5 Sep 1912, Angelton, Texas
d. 30 Oct 1980, Houston, Texas

children
  • Malcolm ROCKWELL

    b. .... 1946, Salt Lake City, Utah
    LIVING

  • Alice

    b. .... <1949>, Los Angeles, CA - ..............


PARENTS

father Thomas A. ROCKWELL

b. .. Oct 1871, Wisconsin
d. before 1920

mother Alice G. ..........

b. .. Oct 1874, Illinois
d. ..............

remark (Alice D. ROCKWELL shows up in 1920 Census (Jan 1920, Chicago, Cook, Illinois) as widow)
children
  • Thomas Gilbert

    b. 7 July 1901, Oskosh, Winnebago, WI
    d. 29 May 1958, New York, NY


LIFE


1900 CENSUS (13 June 1900):



1910 CENSUS (Evanston, Cook, Illinois):



1920 CENSUS (Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota, 13 Jan 1920):
Thomas ROCKWELL (18y) roomer Manager / Window ..... Co.
lives with John P. Rossman family



1930 CENSUS (10 May 1930, Manhattan, New York, NY):
Thomas ROCKWELL (28y) manager radio store
Juanita ROCKWELL (27y)



Jobber for Vocalion in post-WW1 days
Recording director OKEH
A & R man for Columbia on 10 Oct 1925
Louis Armstrong's manager (see book)


Visited England in 1934
SS" MANHATTAN"


NOTES


COMPANIES & LABELS


OKEH


PHOTOS

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE YET


THANK YOU


Malcolm Rockwell