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Arthur Hill Pitney (1871 - 1933)

Arthur Hill Pitney
Born in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United Statesmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 28 Mar 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Husband of — married about 7 Aug 1913 in St. Joseph, Michigan, United Statesmap
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Died at age 61 in Connecticut, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Businesses have used postal meters for decades to efficiently imprint the required postage for the thousands of letters and boxes. Arthur developed the postal meter to speed the postal handling for companies. In Connecticut, he developed and patented the first postal meter in 1901 and formed the Pitney Postal Machine Company in 1902.

It took nearly twenty years of perfecting and demonstrating his meter for the US Post Office to accept his device. Working with Walter Bowers, they formed in 1920 the Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter Company and it is known in the 21st century as Pitney Bowes.

Arthur Pitney was born in Quincy, Illinois and formed the Pitney Postal Machine Company in 1902 in Connecticut. Pinet suffered a stroke in 1927 and died in 1933.

He was recognised by the Franklin Institute in 1922.[1]


Arthur H Pitney
BIRTH: 1871
DEATH: 1933 (aged 61–62)
BURIAL: Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
MEMORIAL ID: 86444064

Pitney, Arthur H., born 1871, died 1933. [Inventor of the postage meter and co-founder of Pitney Bowes]

Family Members:

  • Carol Campbell Pitney 1890–1973[2]


Name: Arthur H. Pitney
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 7 Aug 1913
Event Place: St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 41y
Birth Date: 1872
Birthplace: Illinois
Father's Name: Warren
Mother's Name: Arthur
Spouse's Name: Carol Campbell Pitney
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 23y
Spouse's Birth Date: 1890
Spouse's Birthplace: England
Spouse's Father's Name: John
Spouse's Mother's Name: Fisher[3]


Name: Arthur H Pitney
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1871
Birthplace: Illinois
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Arthur H Pitney Head M 59 Illinois
Carol C Pitney Wife F 40 England
Robert C Pitney Son M 15 Illinois
Jane E Pitney Mother F 86 Illinois[4]


  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #86444064
  3. "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2019), Fisher in entry for Arthur H. Pitney and Carol Campbell Pitney, 1913.
  4. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 October 2019), Jane E Pitney in household of Arthur H Pitney, Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 116, sheet 13A, line 1, family 297, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 256; FHL microfilm 2,339,991.

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