(b Edgeworth, Penn., 1862; d New Haven, Conn., 1901). Amer. composer and pianist. Appeared as soloist in concs. in Pittsburgh and wrote popular songs and pf. pieces despite intermittent ill-health. The Rosary (1898) and Mighty Lak' a Rose (1901) were his most popular songs, the former achieving a sale of 6 million copies in 30 years. His pf. piece Narcissus (1891) was also a best-seller.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.