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Cleveland WALCUTT  1862 - 1949

aka C. Walcutt
nationality
occupation
birth 13 Sept 1862, New York, NY (20 June 1861 according to ELLIS ISLAND)
remark Larry Walcutt's website has: b. ca. 1863 en m. 1888 to Addie
baptism
death 1 May 1949, Nyack, Rockland Co., New York
burial
marriage married on 24 Dec 1894 (Camden, New Jersey) or 6 March 1895 (Manhattan, New York) to:
Adelaide ("Addie") Murdock SKERRY

b. ca 1867/1868, ITALY or Stoney Point
d. ca 18 Dec 1908, New York

remark Source for exact death date: New York Herald of 19 Dec 1908. One source wronly gives .. 1907, Paris, Seine, FRANCE as the date of death of Adelaide Walcutt.
children
  • William C.

    b. 9/11 Oct 1898, New York City, NY
    d. 21 May 1969, Huntington, Suffolk Co., New York

  • Frank

    b. 9/11 Aug 1900, Asnières, FRANCE
    d. 24 May 1982, Madison, New Haven, CN

  • John Marcel/Macy

    b. 20 Aug 1902, Asnières, FRANCE
    d. .. March 1976, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, FL

  • Cleveland Jr.

    b. 31 Dec 1904, Asnières(?), FRANCE
    d. 30 Dec 2000, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan


PARENTS

father William Wallace WALCUTT

b. 28 Apr 1819, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
d. 21 Apr 1882, Columbus, Ohio

mother Agnes Maria LEEDS

b. .. June 1837, Brooklyn, NY
d. 4 Apr 1875, Manhattan/Mount Vernon, Kings, New York

children
  • Agnes L.

    b. 3 Oct 1862, Manhattan, NY
    d. .............

  • Cleveland

    b. 13 Sept 1862, New York, NY
    d. 1 May 1949, Nyack, Rockland Co., New York

  • Henry Leeds

    b. 3 Sept 1864, NYC, Kings, NY
    d. 22 Jan 1926, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona

  • John Macy

    b. 27 Sept 1867, NY
    d. 26 July 1919, New York, Queens, NY, USA

  • Myrtilla (Marilla?)

    b. .. May 1870, NY
    d. .............


LIFE


1910 CENSUS:
Cleveland Walcutt not listed in 1910 census, because still residing in France
He returned to the USA in 1912



1920 CENSUS (23 Jan 1920, New York City, NY):
Cleveland WALCUTT manufacturer/manager? Wallpaper Co.
- Frank, John, Cleveland Walcott (sic) Jr.
residence: Manhattan, New York, NY



1930 CENSUS (Bronx, Bronx, NY):
- Cleveland WALCUTT Sr. (67y; Widower)
- John M. WALCUTT (27y) surveyor engineering


1940 CENSUS (2 Apr 1940, New York, New York, NY):
- Cleveland WALCUTT (77y; Widower)



William C. Walcutt (New York City Births 1891-1902)
born: 11 Oct 1898


1920 CENSUS (Manhattan, New York, NY)
Cleveland Walcutt (57y) Manufacturer W......... (illegible)
- Frank (19y)
- John (17y)
- Cleveland (15y)



1930 CENSUS (New York City, Bronx, New York)
Cleveland Walcutt (67y)
- John M[arcel] (27y) FRANCE surveyor/engineering



John M. WALCUTT
born: 20 Aug 1902, FRANCE
died: 28 March 1976, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida

John M. WALCUTT and Ethel WALCUTT (is this the same John M. ?)
divorced in April 1969, Broward, FL


1930 CENSUS:
Cleveland WALCOTT (28y; single) lodger (Detroit City, Wayne, Michigan, 15 April 1930) research engineer Ethyl Corp. Co. [Detroit, Michigan)
(b. 31 Dec 1904, FRANCE) - d. 30 Dec 2000, Southfield, Oakland , Michigan)
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1930 CENSUS (New York, Bronx, NY):
Frank WALCUTT (29y) (born in <1901> in FRANCE)
married in <1927>:
Alice KEAN - WALCUTT (26y) (b. 18 July 1902 in NY - d. 10 June 1989, Madison, New Haven, Connecticut)
- Alice (2y/2m) (b. in NY)
- Carol (1y/0m) (b. in New York)



Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001:
Frank WALCUTT (b. 9 Aug. [1900/1901], Non-Western Hemisphere - d. 24 May 1982, New Haven, Connecticut)
retired mechanical engineer (CHIEF ENG. DEPT. WATER RESOURCES)
residence:
50 Riverridge Farm RD, 06443
Madison, Connecticut
81y


W W I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Frank WALCUTT
born: 9 Aug 1900



Mrs. C. WALCUTT
+ Master W[illiam] WALCUTT
+ Master F[rank] WALCUTT
+ Master M[arcel] WALCUTT
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 10 June 1904
port of departure: Cherbourg
ship's name: SS "BLÜCHER"
date of arrival: 18 June 1904
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival: -
place of residence:



Mrs. Adelaide ["Adelaide" later added] WALCUTT (40y)
+ William WALCUTT (9y)
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 13 June 1908
port of departure: Cherbourg
ship's name: SS "PHILADELPHIA"
date of arrival: 20 June 1908
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival: 40y
place of residence:



William WALCUTT (12y)
+ Frank WALCUTT (10y)
+ Marcel WALCUTT (9y)
+ Cleveland WALCUTT (7y)
ethnicity: scholars=students
profession:
date of departure: 21 June 1911
port of departure: Cherbourg
ship's name: SS "ST PAUL"
date of arrival: 29 June 1911
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival:
place of residence:
Ralph Montague (electrical engineer + Maria Nikolieff (50y) next page
destination: Aunt [F. G.] Airey - Stony Point



Cleveland WALCUTT Sr.
ethnicity:
profession: mechanician
date of departure: 16 March 1912
port of departure: Le Havre
ship's name: SS "LA BRETAGNE"
date of arrival: 26 March 1912
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival: 51y
place of residence:


Pheba A. WALCUTT
spouse: Oliver ......
Belvidere, Montcalm, Michigan


1895 Secretary of the North American Phonograph Company (see article)
left USA mid-April 1899 (see PA1902)
9 June 1903 Cleveland Walcutt Board of Directors G & T (Kinnear p. 26/28)
1904 in Paris
recorder for GRAMCO 1901 - Dec 1907), then discharged (late 1907) officially per March 1st, 1908.
4 Nov 1907 (letter Alfred Clark) arrives on pest ship from Tunis. Remains in quarantine (sanitary supervision Paris).

LE LISERON (29/7/1908; 2/11/1908): Production and trade in Talking Machines

1909: Pressed discs for FONOTIPIA in France (Andrews' Fonotipia, p. 30)
Walcutt factory mentioned in Lindström report

Children William, Frank, Marcel and Cleveland Jr. go to USA on 29 June 1911 to aunt Mrs. F. G. Airey (mother died in December 1908).
Cleveland Walcutt Sr. (residence in France: Argenteuil) departs from Le Havre on 16 March 1912 and arrives on 26 March 1912 (New York City). For good.


NOTES

  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 4 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 59, August 1979, pp. 1570-1572)
  • The Fred Gaisberg Diaries - Part 6 (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 62, 1980, pp. 1679-1680; 1685-1686)
  • Obituary of Adelaide Murdock SKERRY WALCUTT (in: New York Herald of 19 December 1908


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Larry Walcutt