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Downey, Morton

Marcia B. Dinneen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Voice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1352 words.

Downey, Morton (14 November 1901–25 October 1985), singer, composer, and businessman, was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, the son of James Andrew Downey, the fire chief of Wallingford and...

Flackton, William (bap. 1709, d. 1798), bookseller and musician

Sarah Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition; Publishing; Keyboard. 970 words.

Flackton, William (bap. 1709, d. 1798), bookseller and musician, was born in Canterbury and baptized on 27 March 1709 in the parish of St Alphege there, the eldest surviving son of John...

Freeth, John [pseud. John Free] (1731–1808), innkeeper and political ballad writer

John Horden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Composition; Political Theory; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 595 words.

Freeth, John [pseud. John Free] (1731–1808), innkeeper and political ballad writer, was born at the Bell tavern, Philip Street, Birmingham, the son of Charles Freeth, landlord of the Bell,...

Gow, Niel (1794–1823), music-seller and composer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition; Publishing. 3 words.

See Gow, Nathaniel

Gualdo, John

Myrl Duncan Hermann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition. 762 words.

Gualdo, John (?–20 December 1771), musician, composer, and wine merchant, was born Giovanni Gualdo. Details of his parents are unknown. He arrived in Philadelphia in the 1760s as a wine...

Hill, Joe

Melvyn Dubofsky.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1050 words.

Hill, Joe (07 October 1879–19 November 1915), labor radical and troubadour, was born Joel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, the son of Olof Hägglund, a railway conductor, and Margareta Katarina...

Linley, Francis (1770/71–1800), composer and music-seller

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition. 272 words.

Linley, Francis (1770/71–1800), composer and music-seller, was born in Doncaster. Although he was blind from birth, he received a good education, and studied music under Edward Miller,...

Marshall, William (1748–1833), composer and servant

Mary Anne Alburger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition. 845 words.

Marshall, William (1748–1833), composer and servant, spent his life near Fochabers, Morayshire, where he was born on 27 December 1748, one of at least three children of Francis Marishal and...

Mather, Joseph (1737–1804), file cutter and songwriter

Roy Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 958 words.

Mather, Joseph (1737–1804), file cutter and songwriter, was born either at Chelmorton, Derbyshire, or in Cack Alley, Sheffield. Nothing is known of his parentage or early life but after...

Read, Daniel

Karl Kroeger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Composition. 940 words.

Read, Daniel (16 November 1757–04 December 1836), composer, tunebook compiler, and merchant, was born in Rehoboth (now Attleboro), Massachusetts, the son of “Captain” Daniel Read and Mary...

Rose, Billy

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Composition; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2051 words.

Rose, Billy (06 September 1899–10 February 1966), songwriter, show business impresario, and philanthropist, was born on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of David Rosenberg, a...

Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 569 words.

Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker, was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 7 April 1729 and baptized at St Clement's, Sandwich, on 18 April, the son of Edward...

Turpin, Tom

Richard Carlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition; Keyboard. 534 words.

Turpin, Tom (1873–13 August 1922), ragtime pianist, composer, and bar owner, was born Thomas Milton J. Turpin in Savannah, Georgia, the son of John L. “Jack” Turpin, a bar owner and amateur...