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Name Reference in name Residence Began Ended  
Walden H

Henry David Thoreau’s Walden

USA 1934
1979? M T R R
Problems, questions

The last concert by the Quartet traced so far took place on 1979-09-15 at Olivet Nazarene College.

Additional references

Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1935–46

Walden String Quartet Records, ca. 1945–1975; Robert H. Swenson Papers, 1937–1966, 1980 (Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); concert programs in the University of Illinois School of Music Library

Grossman 1972

ext Given name Family name   Start Stop    
VIOLIN I   Homer Schmitt b. 1911 1934 1979? d. 1980  
 
VIOLIN II   Bernard Goodman b. 1914 1934 1974 d. 1999  
 
  Maria Lloyd b. 1922 1974 1979? d. 1998  
 
VIOLA   LeRoy Collins b. 1914? 1934 1937 d. 1972?  
 
 
Notes

Also appeared in one or a few concerts in Fall 1938

Additional references

In a program from September 1938; birth and death from USSSDI

  Ben Selcer b. 1913 1937 1938 d. 1996  
 
 
Additional references

In programs from 1937–38, probably played in a concert in late 1942

  David Schwartz b. 1916 1938 1941 d. 2013  
 
 
Additional references

In programs from 1938 to 1940 and newspaper columns up to 1941

  Milton Thomas b. 1920 1941 1943 d. 2001  
 
  George Poinar b. 1910 1943 1946 d. 1986  
 
  Eugene Weigel b. 1910 1946 1948 d. 1998  
 
  John Garvey b. 1921 1948 1970 d. 2006  
 
 
Additional references

Letter attached to the Quartet’s IRS form 1065 for the year 1970

  William Magers b. 1934 1970 1971 d. 2011  
 
 
Additional references

Letters attached to the Quartet’s IRS form 1065 for the years 1970 and 1971

  Guillermo Perich b. 1924 1971 1979? d. 2016  
 
 
Additional references

Letter attached to the Quartet’s IRS form 1065 for the year 1971

CELLO   Robert Swenson b. 1910 1934 1979? d. 1996