Palmer Hartsough

HARTSOUGH, Palmer. b. Redford, Michigan, 7 May 1844; d. Plymouth, Michigan, 24 October 1932. He was educated locally and at Kalamazoo College, and the Michigan State Normal School (later College, for teacher training). He became a travelling teacher of singing in several mid-Western states before settling in Rock Island, Illinois, ca. 1877, where he acted as music director at a Baptist church. His name, together with that of J.H. Fillmore, appears on the cover of The Children’s Glee-Book: a collection of new songs for children, adapted to the school-room, singing-class, and concert, with lessons of instruction (1883: one of Hartsough’s pseudonyms, according to, was...

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