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William Sutherland (W. S.) Stevens View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Penn Yan, New York, late 1890s; Moravia, New York, c. 1910-1930s.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). —

Born September 14, 1871 in Penn Yan, New York; studied organbuilding in England, 1890s; graduate of Hobart College, 1906; Episcopal priest, 1908; rector in Moravia, New York, 1908- 1944; active in Penn Yan, late 1890s, and in Moravia, New York, c. 1910-1930s; rector in Addison, New York, 1944-1946; died November 15, 1946 in Addison, New York.


  • The Bicentennial Tracker (Richmond, Va., The Organ Historical Society, 1976), 78.
  • Culvar Mowers.
  • Barbara J. Owen and Thomas Cunningham, "New Revised Builders List" [continued], The Tracker: 9:3 (1965), 15.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 17, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 14 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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