Ebenezer Beesley

Ebenezer Beesley

Birth
England
Death 21 Mar 1906 (aged 65)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot J 18 10 E52
Memorial ID 27200438 · View Source
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Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 2, p. 152

Succeeding Professor Careless as leader of the choir came Ebenezer Beesley. In addition to leading the choir for nine years, he compiled and published many of the early pioneer songs. Among those published were compositions by Eliza R. Snow, Tullidge, W. W. Phelps, William Clayton, Charles W. Penrose and others. Thus, another famous pioneer musician made a valuable contribution to the arts of Utah.

Space does not permit naming of the hundreds of beautiful singers who were trained under the leadership of these men, but they gave freely of their talents, singing songs of praise and joy, as well as leading in the social functions of the day.

It was a custom in those early days for the musicians, bands and singers to serenade leaders and friends on special occasions—Christmas, New Years, on birthdays. Many are the stories told of the joy and gladness brought to the different homes as the singers came to the doors or windows and lifted their voices in congratulations to their friends.

Conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 1880-1889. He married Sarah Hancock in 1859 in England and later Anne Frewik April 19, 1869 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Additional information sent May 1012: Ebenezer's first wife had 10 children: Ebenezer Jr., William Henry, Frederick, Adelbert,
Ella, Lorenzo, Alvin Augustus, Franklin, Amy Susannah,Sarah "Sadie" Emily. The
2nd wife's name is Annie Frewin Buckeridge had 6 children: Truman John, Willard George,
Frances Caroline, Clarissa Alice, Alma Frewin, Wilford Angus. Thank you I am a 2nd great
grand daughter. Nina Nicol Groth



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  • Maintained by: Nina Groth
  • Originally Created by: Dale E. Caplin
  • Added: 30 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27200438
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ebenezer Beesley (14 Dec 1840–21 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27200438, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Nina Groth (contributor 47750153) .