1892–1934

March 2, 1892, San Francisco, California.

November 13, 1934, Veterans’ Memorial Hospital, San Fernando, California.

Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, California.

Jean Howard.

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Charles Jr. was the son of Charles Hutch­in­son Ga­bri­el, Sr., and Amel­ia Moore, and husband of Eth­el Mer­ri­am Wake­field.

Gabriel was living with his parents in Cook County, Il­li­nois, in 1910. He was still there in 1920 with his wife Eth­el. In 1926, he was musical director and announcer for radio station KLX in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia. By 1930, he and Ethel were in Los An­ge­les County, Cal­i­for­nia.

The January 30, 1926 issue of Col­liers magazine said of him:

Gabe has experienced all those changes which the Fates deem necessary to broaden one’s views. He has taught music in the In­di­an­a­po­lis [In­di­a­na] and Northwestern Conservatories; edited mechanical and automobile magazines; traveled with Billy Sun­day; been a newspaper reporter; rewrite man; music editor and book reviewer. In his spare time he has managed to produce eight hundred compositions which have been printed. He first became interested in radio when he was appointed director of WGN in Chicago [Il­li­nois].

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