Recording Pioneers


Charles Ewan SOOY  1885 - 1945   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Charles Ewan SOOY  1885 - 1945

aka Charles E. Sooy, Charles Sooy, C. E. Sooy, C. Sooy
nationality
occupation
birth 20 Aug 1885, Ewanville, New Jersey
baptism
death .... 1945, ...........
burial
marriage married ca. <1906>:
Ethel May BROWN

b. .. Nov 1886, ....., Virginia
d. .........

childrenno children
remark 1900 CENSUS (6 June 1900, Buena Vista City, Rockbridge, VA)
In SSDI Ethel BROWN

b. 26 Aug 1886, VA
d. Febr 1981, Garwood, Union, NJ)
IDENTICAL ???


PARENTS

father Ezekiel ("Zeke") SOOY

b. 24 Feb 1850, .....
d. ..............

mother Kitturah/Keturah R. PRICKETT

b. 22 March 1851, Stafford Twp, Ocean, NJ
d. ........); married about 1870

children
  • Jesse A.

    b. 20 July 1873, .....
    d. ........

  • Harry Oliphant

    b. 11 Mar 1875, New Lisbon, Burlington, NJ
    d. 24 May 1927, Oakland, CA

  • Raymond Randoff

    b. 22 Aug 1880, Pemberton, Burlington, NJ
    d. 20 Dec 1938, Merchantville, NJ

  • Charles Ewan

    b. 20 Aug 1885, .....
    d. .... 1945, .........

remark FAMILYSEARCH: household: mother Kitturah R. (PRICKETT) SOOY
remark in 1921-1922 lived in Merchantville, NJ

LIFE


1900 CENSUS (7 June 1900, Smithville village, (Eastampton?), Burlington, NJ)
Thomas BARRY (37y; Sept 1862) machinist
Keturah R. BARRY (48y; March 1852)
- James BARRY (10y; Nov 1889)
- Raymond SOOY (19y; Aug 1880; stepson) machinist
- Charles SOOY (14y; Aug 1885; stepson) machinist



1910 CENSUS (........, Pennsauken, Camden, NJ):



joined VICTOR in 1905 (Charles S.(= E.) Sooy)

see also:
WWI 1917-1918 Draft Reg. Cards
Machinist, Victor Talking Machine Co., 114 Trout St., Camden, Camden, NJ
born: 20 Aug 1885
134 Leslie Ave., Merchantville, Camden, NJ


1920 CENSUS (Merchantville, Camden, NJ, ):



CENSUS 1930 (Merchantville, Camden, NJ, ):
Recording engineer; Radio and Talking Ma(chine)


US WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942: Anita SOOY (contactperson)
residence: 134 Leslie Ave., Merchantville, Camden, NJ
employer: Lakeview Memorial Park, Burlington Pike, Riverton, N.J.


NOTES

  • The Sooy Dynasty of Camden, New Jersey: Victor's First Family of Recording by Paul D. Fischer (internet).
  • "His Master’s Voice” In America by Frederick O.Barnum III (General Electric Company. Camden, New Jersey, 1991).



PHOTOS

From left to right: Joseph Pasternack, composer Victor Herbert, recording engineers Charles and Raymond Sooy.



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