Roy E. Aitken (Roy E. Aitken)

Roy E. Aitken

Motion Picture Executive.  A movie industry pioneer, he was one of the first to produce movies independent of Thomas Edison and the Motion Picture Patents Company. Along with his brother Harry, he founded a number of early motion picture production and distribution companies, most notable being the Mutual Film Corporation, the Epoch Producing Corporation, and the Triangle Pictures Corporation.  Through a partnership with filmmaker D.W. Griffith, they produced and distributed the landmark 1915 motion picture “Birth of a Nation” to great success. (bio by: Prairie Home Staff)  Family links:  Parents:  Elvin Aitken (1847 – 1908)  Sarah J Hadfield Aitken (1851 – 1929)  Siblings:  Bertie Hadfield Aitken (1876 – 1877)*  Harry E. Aitken (1877 – 1956)*  Roy E. Aitken (1882 – 1976)  Mabel A Aitken Griswold (1885 – 1963)*  Gladys Aitken Armitage (1894 – 1980)* *Calculated relationship


  • June, 13, 1882


  • October, 10, 1976


  • Prairie Home Cemetery
  • Wisconsin
  • USA

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