The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3443

Builder Identification

Chicago, Illinois, 1940–1963; Schiller Park, Illinois, 1963–1969; Des Plaines, Illinois, from 1969.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, October 2, 2016. —

    Austin W. La Marche (1916–1982)1 was the son of George La Marche; he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1938. He was with his father's firm, Orgelectra (later known as La Marche Mfg. Co.), by 1940.2 He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II;3 returning to the family firm afterwards.4 He died in June of 1982.5

    Sources:

    1. Information from Social Security master lists obtained through geneology website "Sortedbybirthdate.com" (http://sortedbybirthdate.com/pages/19160110.html), accessed October 2, 2016.
    2. David H. Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders Organ Historical Society, 1997), 184. 
    3. Air Force Historical Research Agency. U.S. Air Force. Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama.
    4. Fox, Guide, 184.
    5. Social Security list.

Database Entries

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