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Rev Charles Albert Tindley
Birth: Jul. 7, 1851
Berlin
Worcester County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1933
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Minister, Composer. A Methodist Episcopal minister and hymnwriter who profoundly influenced African American gospel music. The son of slave parents, he never received formal schooling and taught himself to read and write. Sometimes called the "Father of Gospel Music," Tindley composed hymns that can be found in the songbooks of every Christian denomination. His more than 60 hymns include "Stand By Me" (which became a national hit when Ben E. King and the Drifters sang their version during the 1960s), "Beams of Heaven", "We'll Understand It Better By and By", "Nothing Between My Soul and My Saviour", "Leave It There", "The Storm Is Passing Over", "A Better Home", and "What Are They Doing in Heaven Tonight?". One of his best-known songs, "I'll Overcome Someday", is said to have provided the basis for the civil rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome." Although Tindley's name is not well known, his contributions to music cannot be ignored. His music continues to capture the confident testimony of his life and ministry. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Tindley
  Esther Miller Tindley (____ - 1855)
 
 Spouses:
  Daisy Henry Tindley (____ - 1924)*
  Jenny Cotten Tindley*
 
 Children:
  Emma J Tindley Horner (1904 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eden Cemetery
Collingdale
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Celestine 717
 
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Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Jun 25, 2006
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Rev Charles Albert Tindley
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Rev Charles Albert Tindley
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- LawBaby
 Added: Jul. 26, 2016
Thanks Be To God!
- Janet A. Mills, Janes Memorial UMC, EPAC of UMC
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
Brother Tindley, you are a hero! We will see you in Heaven!
- Ed
 Added: Jun. 8, 2015
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