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Birthday
21, 1878
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Dec 9, 1963 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1878
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Dec 9, 1963 (85)

About

Wrote the popular number "By the Waters of Minnetonka." He belonged to the "Indianist movement" group of American composers. He organized numerous musical events in his lifetime and toured all over the U.S. with his wife.

Before Fame

He studied with Herman Bellstedt who had played cornet with John Philip Sousa's group.

Trivia

His "By the Waters of Minnetonka" was covered and re-interpreted by dozens of other musicians, including Madame Schumann-Heink and Glenn Miller.

Family Life

He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and grew up in Kansas. He was encouraged by his father to pursue medicine, but he instead chose music.

Associated With

His song was popular enough to be performed on an episode of "I Love Lucy" by Lucille Ball.

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