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 John Nelson Pattison

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John Nelson Pattison

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death
27 Jul 1905 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
213098882 View Source

Composer, arranger, and concert pianist. Pattison stu­died with Liszt, von Bu­low, and oth­ers, and was well known for his performances and compositions. He was a versatile composer whose works ranged from the "Niagara Symphony" to dozens of polkas, walzes, and ma­zur­kas. He is also known as the composer of the hymns, "Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah" and "I Have a Home Above". In 1881, he was ap­point­ed or­gan­ist at St. Fra­ncis Xa­vier Ca­tho­lic Church in New York.

Son of Jesse Pattison and Zelia Diana Wright. Married first, ______, Sep 1865 in Pennsylvania (div.). Married second, Adelaide Mangan, 21 Oct 1869, in New York, New York (sep. 1872, div. c. 1878).

Children:
1. Nelson Mangan, b. Jul 1870, d. Jan 1947; m. Lottie Levison, 1 Jun 1898, in New York, NY. He was a dentist.
2. A child [Joseph Nelson??], b. c. 1871, d. Jun 1872.

Married third, Emma Roemheld (a.k.a. "Emma Romeldi"), an opera singer, 3 Dec 1890, in New York, New York. They may have been divorced or separated at the time of his death.

Composer, arranger, and concert pianist. Pattison stu­died with Liszt, von Bu­low, and oth­ers, and was well known for his performances and compositions. He was a versatile composer whose works ranged from the "Niagara Symphony" to dozens of polkas, walzes, and ma­zur­kas. He is also known as the composer of the hymns, "Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah" and "I Have a Home Above". In 1881, he was ap­point­ed or­gan­ist at St. Fra­ncis Xa­vier Ca­tho­lic Church in New York.

Son of Jesse Pattison and Zelia Diana Wright. Married first, ______, Sep 1865 in Pennsylvania (div.). Married second, Adelaide Mangan, 21 Oct 1869, in New York, New York (sep. 1872, div. c. 1878).

Children:
1. Nelson Mangan, b. Jul 1870, d. Jan 1947; m. Lottie Levison, 1 Jun 1898, in New York, NY. He was a dentist.
2. A child [Joseph Nelson??], b. c. 1871, d. Jun 1872.

Married third, Emma Roemheld (a.k.a. "Emma Romeldi"), an opera singer, 3 Dec 1890, in New York, New York. They may have been divorced or separated at the time of his death.


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