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 John Henry Gower

John Henry Gower

Birth
Rugby, Rugby Borough, Warwickshire, England
Death 30 Jul 1922 (aged 67)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
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Memorial ID 33814387 · View Source
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Starting at age 12, Gower was assistant organist of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford (BMus 1876, DMus 1883), and in 1874 became organist and choirmaster at St. Paul’s Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. From 1876-87, he served as master of music for Trent College, Nottingham, conducted a local philharmonic society, and gave organ recitals. As a volunteer in the 1st Derbyshire Regiment, he rose to the rank of captain. He emigrated to America in 1887, settling in Denver, Colorado. He was organist and choirmaster at St. John’s Cathedral and the Central Presbyterian Church in Denver, then dabbled in mining in Idaho Springs, Colorado. In 1893, he became organist at the Church of the Epiphany, Chicago, Illinois. His wife was Jean M. Gower.


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Gravesite Details s/s Jean Milne Gower & Elizabeth Gower

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
  • Added: 14 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33814387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Gower (25 May 1855–30 Jul 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33814387, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .