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 Emma Cecilia Thursby

Emma Cecilia Thursby

Birth
Williamsburg, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 4 Jul 1931 (aged 86)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Greenwood Shade Section, Lot 129
Memorial ID 19979 · View Source
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Singer. Nicknamed "The American Nightingale" because her flute-like soprano, with remarkably clear high notes, she reminded many listeners of Jenny Lind, the famous "Swedish Nightingale." While a teenager she began singing in local Brooklyn churches, becoming the chief soloist at Henry Ward Beecher's famous Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights. She later went on to successfully produce her own concerts, making her the first female concert promoter.

Bio by: Joe Fodor


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Cecilia Thursby (21 Feb 1845–4 Jul 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19979, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .