Greta Hughes Witherspoon

Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri, USA
Death 21 Feb 1916 (aged 49–50)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
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Greta Hughes Witherspoon, wife of Herbert Witherspoon, basso of the Metropolitan Opera Company, died at St. Luke's Hospital, New York, Monday morning, February 21.
Mrs. Witherspoon was a remarkable woman and teacher of rare gifts. Her instructors were Gottschalk and Agramonte in this country, Mme. de la Grange in Paris, Lamperti in Berlin and Henry Wood in London. Before her marriage to Mr. Witherspoon she had made a brilliant debut in London at the same time as Mark Hambourg under the management of Daniel Mayer, going on a tour of England and Scotland afterwards. She had a soprano voice of lovely quality, rare purity and flexibility. Having given up her own career for that of Mr. Witherspoon, she devoted herself to teaching, and for the past fifteen years had been conspicuously successful in her work, having pupils from all over the country come to New York. Aside from her unusual knowledge of vocal art, she had great interpretative gifts.
Mrs. Witherspoon was born in Lancaster, Mo., fortythree years ago, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix T. Hughes. Besides her husband, she leaves her parents and three brothers, one of whom is Rupert Hughes, the novelist.

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