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 Effie Carlton

Effie Carlton

Birth
Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA
Death 7 Jan 1940 (aged 83)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 1678, Brewer Path
Memorial ID 8676 · View Source
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Music Composer. Born at Rockland, Massachusetts, in 1856, she was a stage actress also known as Effie Crockett, whom set melody lines to the old Mother Goose rhymes. In 1872, while babysitting, she wrote and composed the song "Rock a Bye Baby". Her song is credited in over a 100 films, many made decades after her death. She died in Boston, on January 7, 1940.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8676
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Effie Carlton (4 Mar 1856–7 Jan 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8676, citing Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .