Born: Jan­ua­ry 6, 1806, Wes­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Ju­ly 6, 1873, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts


Hews be­gan teach­ing mu­sic in Bos­ton around 1830. He sang in the Han­del and Hay­dn So­cie­ty, and was its vice pre­si­dent (1854–58).

In 1840, he found­ed a pi­ano man­u­fac­tur­ing con­cern, and ev­en obtained sev­er­al pi­ano pa­tents, one of them called the Hews Pa­tent Am­er­ican Ac­tion.

Hews al­so played the or­gan at the Brat­tle Street Church, and host­ed meet­ings of the Har­vard Med­ic­al As­so­cia­tion, which made him an hon­or­ary mem­ber.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hews (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),