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About In my continuing effort to document obscure history and digitize what only exists in writing or in far reaches of the internet, I am a...

Employees of Pre-War Lyon & Healy

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In my continuing effort to document obscure history and digitize what only exists in writing or in far reaches of the internet, I am assembling this list of employees of the large Chicago firm Lyon and Healy prior to WWII. 

If you are related to or have memorabilia from any L&H employee, I would be very interested in documenting its existence

1895

From an article detailing the winners of a L&H 10 mile road race [2]
  • E. Boak C.
  • H. Fox O.
  • H. Hansas
  • O. Heinze
  • J. Neumann
  • H. Robson
  • H. Rolfe
  • W. Vandersmith
  • J. Wilson

1905

From a union periodical [1]
  • President
    • Charles N. Post 
  • Vice President
    • Robert G. Gregory
  • Treasurer
    • James F. Bowers 
  • Secretary
    • J. P. Byrne
  • Assistant Secretary & Treasurer
    • Paul J. Healy (son of founder Patrick J. Healy) 

1916

From an excerpt in the 1916 book Everything Known in Music by Lyon and Healy praising its employees for their service. I consulted my copy to compile this list
  • President
    • Robert B. Gregory
  • Vice President & General Manager
    • Marquette A. Healy
  • Treasurer
    • Charles R. Fuller
  • Secretary
    • James F. Bowers
  • 50+ Years of Service
    • R. B. Gregory
    • Benjamin Dopker
  • Over 45 years
    • James F. Bowers
  • Over 35 years
    • A. H. Opfergelt
    • Edward C. Balluff
    • H. B. Tuttle
    • John P. McGrath
    • J. H. Howenstein
    • Benjamin H. Jefferson
    • R. Kiessig
  • Over 30 years
    • Charles R. Fuller
    • Henry Hanses
    • Thomas Macauley
    • John M. Hampe
    • Hugo H. Handke
    • Hans Agardh
    • Thomas F. Delaney
    • Thomas Welch
    • August Michaelis
  • Over 25 years
    • Bernard M. Caspers
    • Henry Jay C. Freeman
    • Omund Larson
    • Edward F. O'Brien
    • Miss Louise Bock
    • Miss Clara O'Brien
    • Robert J. Arscott
    • Ernest G. Clayson
    • J. M. Dvorak
    • Q. E. Pribyl
    • Charles F. Ippel
    • James Carey
    • E. H. McClevey
    • M. Peterson
    • John E. Byrne
    • William Filter
    • M. Oplann
    • Michael Weldon
    • William Richiger
    • Paul Gushurst
    • Nicholas Bauers
    • James Trantina
    • Peter Coyle
  • Over 20 years
    • Edward P. Brennan
    • John Dubbs
    • Charles J. Mulvey
    • William A. Stapleton
    • Frank C. Trantina
    • Frank Odenbach
    • A. J. Lehmkuhl
    • J. Frank Melody
    • George H. Hemler
    • C. Glumso
    • B. J. McNulty
    • P. C. Vitu
    • August Fischer
    • Charles Hindringer
    • C. F. Faber
    • Harry Tunica
    • Miss Pauline Flaherty
    • Arthur H. Davis
    • Edward G. Becht
    • W. I. Kirk
  • Over 15 years
    • Harry J. Fiddelke
    • William H. Ridgway
    • Jas. A. MacDonald
    • Edward O'Brien
    • E. T. Root
    • Frank Meter
    • William J. Donahue
    • Leslie C. Wiswell
    • Joel B. Ryde
    • Paul F. Claussen
    • Edward Fitzmaurice
    • Fred C. Browers
    • William Bunning
    • Frank C. Johnston
    • James Byrne
    • Cress Jones
    • Michael O'Brien
    • Nicholas Davids
    • William H. Collins
    • E. A. Joll
    • Joe Toht
    • August Pietsch
    • E. T. Nichol
    • Arnold Leonard
    • Gustave Henning
    • Antone Smid
    • Engerberth Holub
  • Over 10 years
    • William Walsh
    • Leo Miller
    • John Wisniewski
    • Herbert Schueneman
    • Paul C. Wagner
    • V. Lausmann
    • Louis Gunther
    • Miss Edna Carroll
    • Miss Ella Dahlke
    • J. P. Durkin
    • Joe Mayworm
    • Henry Hansen
    • H. L. Johnson
    • Miss Mathilde Weber
    • Matthew Fitzgerald
    • Ernest Holmes
    • Walter Roach
    • Joseph N. Vasey
    • Roley Meaux
    • Miss Sarah Lessick
    • James Hackel
    • Robert Stanton
    • Charles Kahl
    • Herman Kroeplin
    • Howard Wallace
    • Gustave Minx
    • Joseph Kulicek
    • W. H. Scouten
    • S. M. Gilmore
    • Richard Hine
    • W. N. Graves
    • W. S. Ballou
    • George W. Cronenwett
    • Steven A. Clauss
    • Tony Sutula
    • Frank T. Randall
    • John E. Mooney
    • Jacob Fiefel
    • Edward J. Rush
    • Gustave Luebs
    • Edward Sallman
    • Adolph Sauselle
    • Miss Mollie Maney
    • Christian Madsen
    • Marquette A. Healy
    • Alphonse Scannel
    • Carl Seablom
    • George Strohm
    • Gerald Hirsch
    • William Sagert
    • Arthur Kraemer
    • Charles Chaske
    • Oscar Chapleau
    • D. A. McDonald
    • Miss T. MacRae

Sources

[1] https://www.google.com/books/edition/Piano_and_Organ_Workers_Official_Journal/qxk1AQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22lyon%20%26%20healy%22
[2] https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Wheel_and_Cycling_Trade_Review/xvRYAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=lyon+%26+healy+employees&pg=PA294&printsec=frontcover