Recording Pioneers


Charles Sumner TAINTER  1854 - 1940   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Charles Sumner TAINTER  1854 - 1940

aka Charles S. Tainter, C. S. Tainter, Charles Tainter, C. Tainter
nationality
occupation
birth 25 April 1854, Watertown, Worcester, MA
baptism
death 20 April 1940, San Diego, CA
burial
marriage married in June 1886:
Lila(h) R. MUNRO(E)

b. 7 Aug 1855, Newport, Rhode Island
d. .... 1924, ........


marriage>
Laura Fontaine ONDERDONK

b. 15 Mar 1903, ...., CANADA
d. 29 July 1986, Thousand Oaks, Venture, CA


(source: website: Charles Sumner Tainter and the Graphophone)

PARENTS

father George TAINTER

b. .... 1823, ....., MA
d. .........

mother Abigail/Abby SANGER

b. .... 1816, ...., MA
d. .........

children
  • Georgetta/Etta

    b. <1851>, .......
    d. ..........

  • Charles Sumner

    b. 25 April 1854, Watertown, Worcester, MA
    d. 20 April 1940, San Diego, CA


LIFE


1860 CENSUS (Watertown, Middlesex, MA):
George TAINTER (37y) sash maker
Abigail/Abby TAINTER (44y)



1880 CENSUS (Watertown, Middlesex, MA):
George TAINTER (37y) pattern maker
Abby TAINTER (44y)
- Etta TAINTER
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CENSUS 1880 (Washington, Washington DC, District of Columbia):
Sumner TAINTER ( y) inventor



1900 CENSUS (Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, 4 June 1900)
Charles S Tainter (46y) inventor
Lila M Tainter (44y)



settled in San Diego, CA in 1903


NOTES

  • Charles Sumner Tainter (WIKIPEDIA)
  • The Development of Sound Recording at the Volta Laboratory by Raymond R. Wile (in: ARSC Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2 of Fall 1990 (pp. 208-225)); also online


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