Delvee Family Association
The Descendants of Peter and Lucy (Town) Delva meeting together since 1886
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
Erroll Putman Crowl

Erroll Putman Crowl

Male 1897 - 1990  (92 years)

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Erroll Putman Crowl 
    Nickname Putt 
    Born 20 Sep 1897  New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth Record of Erroll Putman Crowl
    Birth Record of Erroll Putman Crowl
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1910  New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1920  New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Married To say 1925  [8
    Mary L. Neylon. She was from Barre, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Marion Crowl
    2. Sylvia Crowl
    3. Nyca Crowl 
    Died 19 Mar 1990  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Obituary 21 Mar 1990  [8
    ATHOL - Erroll P. "Putt" Crowl, 92, of 154 Crescent St., a past president of the American Society of Piano Technicians, died Monday in Athol Memorial Hospital.

    He leaves three daughters; Marion Deegan, of Orange, Sylvia Lawson, of Lewisville, Texas and Nyca Hall of Westerly, R.I.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was born in New Salem, son of Walter T. and Flora H. (Crafts) Crowl and lived here 50 years.

    In 1923 he married the former Mary L. Neylon of Barre.

    Crowl became president of the society in 1958 when he and John Travis founded the Piano Technicians Guild. In the years following, he formed the Crowl and Jellen Piano Co., designing and building pianos. In 1983, the Piano Tuners Guild elected him to its Hall of Fame.

    In an Athol Daily News interview a few years ago, Crowl, stating he was "too lazy to retire," recalled the beginnings of his career as a piano tuner in 1918 when he was a member of Clarence Goodnow's Orchestra in Orange. He recalled driving to Boston on Saturdays for lessons.

    In the 1920s he began a career tuning pianos and studied at the Faust School of Tuning and Service affiliated with the New England Conservatory of Music. He also studied piano making with Charles Frederick Stein, world famous designer of pianos. After receiving his diploma he worked for the Ivers and Pond Piano Factory in Cambridge.

    He tuned pianos for many performers in area towns and for many years was tuner for the Pioneer Symphony Orchestra.

    He began his musical career, which lasted more than seven decades, playing for silent movies in North Dana and Athol. Crowl also played piano for dances with Goodnow's, Bryant's and Perley's Orchestras. He was also manager of and saxophone player with the Orange Community Band, formerly the Minute Tapioca Band.

    He also had been an assessor for the town of Orange and he worked as a press operator for the former Enterprise & Journal in Orange, and as an automotive mechanic.

    A committal service will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at North New Salem Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 23 Midstate Drive, Auburn. The Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., is directing arrangements.


    Published by The Worcester Telegram & Gazette Worcester, Massachusetts - Wednesday, March 21, 1990
     
    SSN 026-14-3105  [1
    Buried North New Salem Cemetery, New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9
    Crowl Family Memorial
    Crowl Family Memorial
    Reverse of Crowl Family Memorial
    Reverse of Crowl Family Memorial
    Person ID I1322  Delvee Family | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 

    Father Walter T. Crowl,   b. Apr 1867, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Flora H. Crafts,   b. Jul 1869, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1896  [4
    Family ID F3296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evelyn Louise Johnson,   b. 1 Nov 1915, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1997, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1897 - New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents and paternal grandmother. - 1900 - New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1910 - New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1920 - New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Mar 1990 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North New Salem Cemetery, New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    2. [S306] Johnson, Stephen P. email: 2000-10-20 "Alice Whitney", (Email message from spmej (at) together.net at Winchester, New Hampshire. 20 October 2000).

    3. [S805] Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).

    4. [S504] 1900 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).
      Year: 1900; Census Place: New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0491; FHL microfilm: 1240649

    5. [S801] Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Birth Record of Erroll Putman Crowl

    6. [S503] 1910 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_589; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0510; FHL microfilm: 1374602

    7. [S499] 1920 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_698; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 122

    8. [S1299] Obituary of Erroll P. Crowl, (Worcester, Massachusetts: The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 21 March 1990).

    9. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Memorial ID 189842185 Erroll P. Crowl