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Guy Hutchinson 1884-1941

Guy Hutchinson, taken 1938 in New York


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Guy HUTCHINSON, b. 07 February 1884, New York City, NY; d. 09 December 1941, Melbourne, Australia. Guy resided New Britain, CT 1910

Uncorrected Obituary Record of Guy Hutchinson from Yale University files:

Guy Hutchinson, Ph.B. 1906

Born February 7, 1884, in New York City. Died December 9, 1941, in Melbourne, Australia.

Father, James Llewellyn Hutchinson, partner in circus firm of Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson; son of John Hutchinson and Rebecca Hansell of Jerseyville, Illinois. Mother Margaret (Watt) Hutchinson; daughter of James Watt and Margart Watt of Philadelphia, Pa.

[Attended] Morristown (N.J.) and Lawrenceville (N.J.) schools. Select course. Honor division Freshman year; on Freshman Football Team; University Football Squad Junior year and member Team Senior year; Clas Swimming Team three years and University Track Squad two years; vice-president Freshman Baseball Association; member Class Day Committee, St. Elmo and Delta Phi.

Football coach Amherst College 1906 and member Yale coaching staff for several seasons; associated with Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation, New Britain, Conn., 1906-12 (secretary 1908-12); secretary-treasurer Hart & Hutchinson Company, manufacturers of steel lockers, New Britain, 1913-16; general manager Willys-Overland, Inc., New York City, 1917; vice-president and general manager Rockbestos Products Corporation, New Haven, Conn., 1920-23; assistant general manager Hoffman Specialty Company, Inc., New York City, 1923-24 and vice-president and general manager 1924-39; engaged in business in Australia 1939-41; commissioned Major, Ordnance Department, December 23, 1917; transferred to Quartermaster Corps April, 1918; promoted Lieutenant Colonel October 25, 1918; discharged June, 1919; first assistant director of sales, war Department, General Staff Division, July 1919 - September 1920; member Committee on Alumi Association Scholarships 1922; chairman Yale Graduate Committe on Football 1930-33; President Procter & Schwartz Electric Company, Philadelphia, 1930; resigned December 31, 1930.

Married (first) June 2, 1908, in New York City, Mabel Florence, daughter of Charles Warren and Carra Nina (Crane) Lang. Children: Carra Margaret (graduate Sarah Lawrence College 1933), the wife of Rives Skinker Matthews (Princeton ex '28), and Marjorie Ruth (graduate Sarah Lawrence College 1934, B.A. Barnard 1937), the wife of Malcolm Young, Jr., '34 E. Divorced January 1938. Married (second) in 1938, Grace Angelau.

Death due to pneumonia. Buried in the "Garden of Remembrance," Springvale, Australia. Survived by wife, 2 daughters of first wife, and one grandchild, Malcom Hutchinson Young. Brothers and sisters surviving: Ruth Hutchinson (married J.C. Victor Brownlow), Edith Hutchinson (married Purdom Carpenter), and James L. Hutchinson, Jr.


Letter from Guy Hutchinson to Yale Alumni Weekly [1939]:

Will you be good enough to insert something along the following under 06 Class Notes in one of your issues -

"The wedding is announced of Miss Grace ANGELAU of New York City to Guy Hutchinson. The bride is an opera star of international repute, have sung many leading roles throughout Germany, Italy, Australia, South America and the United States and Canada. Hutchinsons two daughters by an earlier marriage are Mrs. Rives Matthews of Hastings-on-Hudson New York and Mrs Malcolm Young, Jr. of Trafford, Pa."

Grace Angelau


Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York:

James L. Hutchinson, 64 yrs 9/3/1910; Vivienne F. M. Hutchsinson, 43 yrs; Inft of Jas L. & F.M. Hutchinson; James L. Hutchinson, Jr., 70-0-22 yrs 12/28/54, d. Brentwood, NY; Clara Britton Hutchinson, 79 yrs, 12/8/60, d. Garden City, Long Island; Edw. M. Bertran, 59 yrs, 2/13/58, d. Norristown State Hospital, PA; Vivienne H. Bertran 83 yrs, 8-18-83, d. Mineola, NY. Note: next to the Hutchinson Plot is a Bailey Plot.


Information from Guy Hutchinson's family:

Guy Hutchinson (senior) migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1939. He brought with him his wife and their two little boys. His wife Grace was a mezzo soprano who had performed in many of the world's opera houses, and who had toured Australia with the Italian Opera Company. Her name was Strasberger, but she performed under the name Angelau. Their two sons were Guy Jr (who was born at Gorgonzola Italy, within 20 km of the great La Scala at Milan) and Jay Benjamin (born London, England).

Guy Hutchinson, Sr. died two years after his migration to Australia. Guy’s first and second families kept no contact with each other, and it was not until 1999 that Australian and American researchers pieced together the families of his two marriages.

Grace died in Melbourne, Australia October 1958.

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