HOUSELEY, Henry. b. Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, 20 September 1851; d. Denver, Colorado, 13 March 1925. Houseley was an organist, composer, choral and orchestral conductor, and teacher. Although Henry Houseley spelled his surname with two e’s, his birth registration shows the spelling H-o-u-s-l-e-y. Later accounts show a middle initial (S, J, or W), but his birth registration shows only ‘Henry Housley’. His parents, William Housley (1822?–1890?) and Ann (Stendale) Housley (1822-1890?), were among several Housleys in Sutton-in-Ashfield who were employed in the production of cotton clothing.
Houseley’s principal teachers in both Nottingham and London were Edmund Hart...
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