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Belford Grant ROYAL  1865 - 1933

aka Belford G. Royal, B. G. Royal, Belford Royal, B. Royal
nationality
occupation
birth 18 Oct 1865, Paulsboro, NJ
baptism
death 24/28 June 1933, New York
burial
marriage
Mary L. BROWN

b. ca 1867/1869, ........, NJ
d. 8 Mar 1927, .........

children
  • Edith M.

    b. 20 Feb. 1889, ........
    d. ...........

  • Ethel

    b. .... 1892, .......
    d. ..........

  • Ruth

    b. 13/20 June 1893, Camden, Camden, NJ
    d. 28 Aug 1959, Lower Marion, Montgomery, PA


PARENTS

father James M. ROYAL

b. .... 1835, .......
d. .... 1896, .......

mother Emma J. HEYLE

b. .... <1846>, ......., Pennsylvania
d. 22 Feb 1897, Camden, Camden, N.J.

children
  • Belford Grant

    b. 18 Oct 1865, Paulsboro, NJ
    d. 24 June 1933, New York

  • Lilian/Lillie M.

    b. .. Sep 1866, ........
    d. .... 1942, ...... (76y) (burial: Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, Gloucester, N.J.

  • Jane V.

LIFE


recorder GRAMCO (R R R)
General Superintendent VICTOR, 1912-1919
Vice President and General Superintendent 1920-1922
Vice President 1923-1925
Chairman of Board 1926-1928
(at the end of the online article on Leon F. Douglass (by Tim Gracyk) there is an article on Belford Grant Royal)
see INTERNET


1870 Federal Census, Greenwich, Gloucester, NJ
father: James M. ROYAL (35y) Tobacconist
mother: Emma J. ROYAL (24y)
- Belford 5y
- Lillian 4y



1880 Federal Census, .............
father: James M. ROYAL (45y)
mother: Emma ROYAL (34y)
- Belford (16y)
- Lillian (13y)



Camden, New Jersey Directories, 1887-91
427 Beckett
occupation: machinist (1888, 1889)
Camden, NJ


1910 Federal Census (..................):
Belford ROYAL (45y) President Machine Co.
Mary L. ROYAL (43y)
- Edith/Ethel M. ROYAL (20y)
- Ruth ROYAL (15y)
= Lillian R. Godfrey (43y)(Belford's widowed sister)



1920 Federal Census (Camden Ward 2, Camden City, Camden, NJ):
Belford ROYAL (54y) Director Talk[ing] Mac[hine] Co.
Mary B. ROYAL (51y)



1930 Federal Census (Wenonah, Gloucester, New Jersey):
Belford G. ROYAL (65y / widowed)
= Godfrey Lillian ROYAL (63y / widowed sister)



Mentioned in "A Voice in Time" p. 52 etc.

TWO LIKELY CANDIDATES FOR RUTH ROYAL:

(1) Ruth ROYAL ? (born: 13 Aug 1896 - died: ... Sept 1979, Philadelphia, PA)
or:
(2) Ruth ROYAL ? (born: 9 July 1897, ....... - died: 17 Oct 2002, Weatherford, Custer, OK (issued CA))



Mrs. B. G. ROYAL
+ Rush (= Ruth) ROYAL (5y)
date of departure: 26 July 1899
port of departure: Liverpool
ship's name: SS "WAESLAND"
date of arrival: 6 August 1899
port of arrival: Philadelphia
age on arrival: illegible
place of residence: 427 Benson St., Camden



Belford G. ROYAL
dep. England: 15 Aug 1900
arr. New York: .. Aug 1900
(source: The Gaisberg Diaries, p. 1631)



Belford ROYAL
(on the same boast: John DALY and Alice Nielson Opera Company)
dep. New York: 20 Mar 1901
arr. Liverpool: 28 Mar 1901
(source: Gaisberg Diaries)



Belford ROYAL
William B. OWEN
Theodore B. BIRNBAUM
dep. England: 10 Apr 1901
arr. New York: .. Apr 1901
(source: Gaisberg Diaries)


Belford G. ROYAL
+ Wm. C. GAISBERG (35)
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 18 Febr 1905
port of departure: Southampton
ship's name: SS "PHILADELPHIA"
date of arrival: 25 Feb 1905
age on arrival: 39y
place of residence:



Belford G. ROYAL
+ Mary ( y)
+ Ethel ( y)
+ Ruth ( y)
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 3 Nov 1906
port of departure: Liverpool
ship's name: SS "CARMANIA"
date of arrival: 10 Nov 1906
age on arrival: y
place of residence:
wrong image shown



Mrs. Belford G. ROYAL (41y) [= Mary L. ROYAL]
+ Ethel (20y)
+ Ruth (16y)
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 3 Sept 1910
port of departure: Liverpool
ship's name: SS "CAMPANIA"
date of arrival: 10 Sep 1910
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival: 41y
place of residence:

His name is on the stationary of Victor as controller (letter of 27 Dec 1911 in Lindström-folder)



Belford G. ROYAL
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 18 Aug 1920
port of departure: Southampton
ship's name: SS "OLYMPIC"
date of arrival: 25 Aug 1920
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival: 54y
place of residence: Mary L. Royal, 618 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ
18 October 1865, Paulsboro, NJ


NOTES

  • Greetings frtom Camden New Jersey. Belford Royal by Tim Gracyk (online)
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 1 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 52-53, June-Aug 1978, pp. 1381-1384)
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 2 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 54-55, Oct-Dec 1978, pp. 1401-1404; 1407)
  • 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 5 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 60-61, Oct-Dec 1979, pp. 1630-1631; 1638-1639)
  • Footnotes on the Diaries by John Milmo (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 60-61, Oct-Dec 1979, pp. 1639-1640
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 6, p. 1686 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 62, 1980, pp. 1679-1680; 1685-1686)
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 7 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 63-64, Autumn 1981, pp. 1765-1768)
(At this point the article series abruptly stops)
  • The 1898 Gramophone Co. Studio: New perspectives, Part 2: Who, what and when by Peter Adamson (in: For the Record No. 59, Autumn 2016, pp. 147-156



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