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Daniel B. Towner

TOWNER, Daniel Brink.  b. North Rome, Pennsylvania, 5 March 1850; d. Longwood, Missouri, 3 October 1919. Singer, teacher, composer, and compiler of hymnic collections, Towner is remembered especially for his leadership of the music department of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago from 1893 to 1919. Towner was born to a family of singers, including his grandfather, Joseph Towner (1797-1854), his father, John Griffin Towner (1825-1870), and his mother, Julia Forbes Towner (1826-1925).  The farmhouse in which D. B. Towner was born stood on a site known locally as Towner Hill, presently near Towner Hill Cemetery, where many members of the Towner family were buried.  He received music...

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