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William Fiske Sherwin

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William Fiske Sherwin

Birth
Buckland, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
14 Apr 1888 (aged 62)
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Ashfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
Plot
B/06
Memorial ID
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son of William Sherwin & 1st wife Marcia (Carter) Sherwin

m. Mary Ann Howes 29 Sept 1847 at Buckland, Mass.

children:
Charles Harrington b. 02 Jul 1849 d. 29 Sept 1849 "bur. at Buckland"
Ella L b. c.1854
Edwin Howes b. c.1859
Clara Noyes b. c.1863

William was born in the Clock Hollow section of Buckland center, Buckland, Mass. He died aged 62y 1m of Brights disease in his home at 16 Alexander Ave, Dorchester, Mass.
Spent most of his life in Albany and New York, brief time in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Composer of music and hymns; teacher of vocal music; held several important appointments in Massachusetts, in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and in New York City; professor at Conservatories of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Boston, Mass.; President of New England Chautauqua Circle and choir director at Chautauqua, New York; ed­i­tor at Big­low and Main pub­lish­ers; with the Rev. R. Lowry and others created Sunday School hymnal "Bright Jewels," and other popular Sunday School choral books.

He was well-known throughout the United States and Canada; hymns "Break Thou the Bread of Life," and "Day is Dying in the West," "Sound the Battle Cry!" are known worldwide.

For more about William F. Sherwin's works and biography, go to:
hymnary.org/person/Sherwin_William
son of William Sherwin & 1st wife Marcia (Carter) Sherwin

m. Mary Ann Howes 29 Sept 1847 at Buckland, Mass.

children:
Charles Harrington b. 02 Jul 1849 d. 29 Sept 1849 "bur. at Buckland"
Ella L b. c.1854
Edwin Howes b. c.1859
Clara Noyes b. c.1863

William was born in the Clock Hollow section of Buckland center, Buckland, Mass. He died aged 62y 1m of Brights disease in his home at 16 Alexander Ave, Dorchester, Mass.
Spent most of his life in Albany and New York, brief time in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Composer of music and hymns; teacher of vocal music; held several important appointments in Massachusetts, in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and in New York City; professor at Conservatories of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Boston, Mass.; President of New England Chautauqua Circle and choir director at Chautauqua, New York; ed­i­tor at Big­low and Main pub­lish­ers; with the Rev. R. Lowry and others created Sunday School hymnal "Bright Jewels," and other popular Sunday School choral books.

He was well-known throughout the United States and Canada; hymns "Break Thou the Bread of Life," and "Day is Dying in the West," "Sound the Battle Cry!" are known worldwide.

For more about William F. Sherwin's works and biography, go to:
hymnary.org/person/Sherwin_William

Inscription

SHERWIN
FRIENDS WITH WHOM
HE LABORED TO MAKE
THE WORLD BETTER AND
BRIGHTER, ERECT THIS
LOVING TRIBUTE TO HIS
MEMORY
SINGING THE NOBLER AND SWEETER SONG
.
W. F. S.
Mar 14, 1826
Apr 14, 1888



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