Treasure No 26: Some Useful Dates

Treasure No 26: Some Useful Dates by Andrew Hayden:
An article from Bulletin 99, Winter 1963

 
Mr Andrew J. Hayden has sent the following list of dates of the deaths of authors and composers of hymns who died between 1951 and 1960. Since such information is often peculiarly difficult to come by, we reproduce it here, with thanks to its author.

1951NamePlace of death   
18 JanuaryCharmichael, Amy B.DohnavurSSP569
21 MarchTrevelyan, R. G.DorkingOBC73
29 MarchMatthews, Basil.OxfordCP345
11 JuneCallin, Robert W.BradfordMSHB107T
Barrows, Donald S.U.S.A.CP177T

1952NamePlace of death   
13 FebruaryMacNicol, N.EdinburghCH406
14 FebruaryRowley, Francis H.CH
CH
701
683
25 JulyMurril, HerbertSt John’s WoodBBC273T
27 SeptemberParkinson, Bernard RWorthingBCH
(1900)
797T
21 DecemberPeers, E. AllisonLiverpoolSP600
Challinor, F. A.PaigntonCP112
Roberts, A. O.ICH305T
Salmon, Arthur L.BristolESHB171

1953NamePlace of death   
5 MarchCook, E. T.ChipsteadBBC(plainsong)T
26 MarchMerrington, E. H.Wellington, N.Z.CH642
11 AprilTweedy, H. H.Brattlebury, VermontBBC23
22 AprilHartley, LloydLancasterCoH
 
WS
706
Arrangement
591
4 MayNoble, T. TertiusRockport, Mass.SSH
AMS
542
144
 
T
23 MayEvery, WilliamCoH429T
27 MayFoss, Hubert J.Golders GreenSP170T
20 JulyStruther, JanNew YorkSP377
3 OctoberBax, ArnoldCorkSP107T
5 OctoberRoberts, R. E.Carmel by the Sea, CaliforniaSP251T
Early OctoberRoberts, Richard Ellis
(obituary in New York Times, 7/10/53)
SP
BHB
231
238
15 NovemberCocker, NormanDukinfieldBBC243T
26 NovemberAtkins, IvorWorcesterEH400T
27 NovemberMatthews, J. H.AMR496T
7 DecemberClark, Thomas Curtis
(obituary in New York Times, 9/12/53)
BHB655T
Barham-Gould, Arthur C.BHB596T
10 DecemberLewis, Howell ElvetPenarthCP342
Blaxhill, E. AlecColchesterScW303

1954NamePlace of death   
12 MarchMenzies, G. K.HaslemereSP325
27 MarchDearle, Duncan W.AMR449T
30 MarchBrierley, Harold E.SouthbourneBCHR702T
19 JuneGrieve, J. NicolLiverpoolAMR380
Merril, W. P.New YorkSP635
1 AugustCarter, Henry ChildBishop’s StortfordCP
352
19 SeptemberArkwright, J. S.PresteignAMR
AMR
584
585
17 November
Fletcher, FrankHindheadCP116

1955NamePlace of death   
7 AprilCapern, James A.EsherBCH
(1900)
146T
16 MayAlington, Cyril A.St Weonards, HerefordshireSP154
1 AugustBlakeney, E. H.WinchesterAMR315
27 OctoberGroves, Cecil T.LeicesterMHB
MHB
76
936
T
T
Baskeyfield, GeorgeTunstall
(Died in early part of year since obituary in “The Choir” 6/55)
MHB514
Sutton, Ethel K.

1956NamePlace of death   
7 FebruaryNewbolt, Michael C.BiertonMSHB147
11 FebruaryPorter, Dorothy de BockHendonCoH
CoH
622
356
T
T
19 JuneArnold, J. H.HarrowEH(plainsong)T
Penn, William J.ChrP
=BBC
193
320

Woolaston, Geoffrey H.BCHR98T
Wallis, Sidney J.HastingsBBC
154

1957NamePlace of death   
8 AprilHallack, Edith S.SSH
SSH
312
563
T
T
6 MayThatcher, Reginald S.CranleighCL252T
14 JuneBell, Maud A.St MaryleboneSP330
11 SeptemberWatt, Lachlan McBLochcarronCH
402
20 SeptemberSibelius, J.FinlandCH
556T
24 NovemberWilson, David F. R.SP601
30 NovemberBrockless, G. F.RedhillM
MHB
125
127
T
Morgan, George S.MSHB
41
Parkyn, William G.BerkhamsteadCoH
CoH
347
626
T
T
Runyan, William M.BHB
576

1958NamePlace of death   
24 FebruarySmith, Florence MargaretAMR495
30 AprilGroser, Horace G.LambethSSH
SSH
288
312
26 AugustVaughan Williams, R.St MaryleboneEH152T
3 OctoberBell, G. K. A.CanterburyCP
365
15 OctoberRowland, A. NormanChelseaScW
309
24 OctoberShaw, Martin E. F.SouthwoldSP678T
12 NovemberHunt, J. E.ShrewsburyBBC359T
17 NovemberSmith, L. J. E.TauntonBHB
7
26 NovemberLewis, Evelyn M.Newtown (Montgomery)CH
226
19 DecemberCrum, J. M. C.FarnhamCH
41
25 DecemberHamilton, W. H.SSP
273

1959NamePlace of death   
20 FebruaryHouseman, LaurenceGlastonburySP326
6 NovemberLee, J. VernonSouthamptonCP420T
29 DecemberMilford, Robin H.Lyme RegisSP504T
30 DecemberBriggs, G. WallaceHindheadSP
60
Boreham, Frank W.BHB
576
Clunk, Frederick W.SSH403GT

1960NamePlace of death   
6 FebruaryStevenson, Lilian S.BeaconsfieldCP175
1 MarchChisholm, T.O.Ocean Grove, N.J.BHB576T
12 MayGibbs, Cecil. ArmstrongChelmsfordSP646T
27 MayDobson, Charles C.Lymington
30 JuneLloyd, J. M.BarryBHB
590T
19 SeptemberScott, J. S.ScarboroughSP
471T
20 OctoberStocks, G. G.CH48T
6 NovemberBarnes, Archie F.PaigntonCP
CH
638
638
T
T

T indicates composer of a tune
Abbreviations: in addition to the usual ones, these are used:—
AMSHymns Ancient & Modern, standard edition
BCH (1900)Baptist Church Hymnal, 1900 edition
BCHRBaptist Church Hymnal (Revised), 1933
CHChurch Hymnary
ChrPChristian Praise
CoHCongregational Hymnary
CLClarendon Hymn Book
ESHBThe English School Hymn Book
ICHChurch Hymnal (Irish)
MSHBMethodist School Hymn Book
ScWSchool Worship
SSHThe Sunday School Hymnary
SSPSunday School Praise
WSWorship Song

Not all actual dates of death are known to Mr Hayden and in some cases there seems to be nothing by the composer or author mentioned in any standard British book. Readers who can supply the blanks may care to share their information with us.

Dr Bernard Massey provided some important amendments and amplifications to the list in Bulletin 99 and again in Bulletin 102 Vol.5 No 14 January 1965, these are included within this list.
 


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