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Biographical notes

p. 237 In:
McIntosh, Robert Dale
A documentary history of music in Victoria, British Columbia
Vol. I: 1850-1899
Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, 1981, 304 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Adams, Laura Maria (b. 1858)   piano
  Adney (a. 1893-1894)   piano
  Agius, Antonio (a. 1885-1887)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Triumph
  Anderson, Jennie F. (b. 1859)   piano, teacher
  Anderson, Walter Birnie (b. 1857 d. 1944)   choir master
  Ash, Ann Adelaide Amella (b. 1839)  
  Austin, Nellie [Ellen] (b. 1867 d. 1959)   singer
  Baird, Annie (a. 1885)   piano
  Baker, Nellie (a. 1892)   singer
  Barnard, Frank Stillman (b. 1856 d. 1936)  
  Bartlett, Columbus (a. 1858-1859)   editor of the Victoria Gazette
  Baxter, Margaret Janet (a. 1874-1877)   singer
  Bedford, William Orlebar (a. 1869-1872)   assistant paymaster on H.M.S. Scylla
  Bessent, T.M. (a. 1859-1860)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Tribune
  Bloom, Joseph (a. 1863-1866)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Sutlej
  Bodington, Juliet Eaton (b. 1859)   teacher
  Boorman, Henrietta Emma Avery (a. 1896)   violin
  Booth, George Henry (b. 1863)   saxophone
  Booth, Godfrey W. (b. 1865 d. 1948)   bass, choir master
  Branks, Jane (d. 1928 a. 1865)   singer
  Branks, Kate (a. 1877)   singer
  Bullen, William Fitzherbert (d. 1921)  
  Burnaby, Robert (b. 1828 d. 1878)  
  Campbell, Martha J. (b. 1869)   piano
  Carter, Maud (a. 1894-1895)  
  Charity, E. (d. 1885)   harp
  Christie, Margaret   teacher
  Cowper, William (b. 1861 d. 1908)  
  Cross, William B. (a. 1881-1884)   organ
  Cusack, Alice (a. 1888)   singer
  Cusack, Eleanor A. (a. 1898)  
  Dawson, Agnes (a. 1893-1898)   piano, teacher
  De la Mothe, Christian (a. 1886-1888)   singer
  Denny, Anne Bayley (a. 1867-1872)   soprano
  Devereux, Annie Marie Henrietta (a. 1874-1876)   singer
  Doane, Laurence Leander (b. 1862 d. 1888)   banker
  Dogson, Caroline (a. 1874-1876)   piano
  Eberts, David MacEwan (b. 1850 d. 1924)   lawyer
  Ede, Lydia   teacher of singing
  Ella, Martha Beeton Cheney (b. 1835 d. 1911)  
  Fellowes, Arthur (b. 1831 d. 1926)  
  Finlayson, Roderick (b. 1818 d. 1892)   employee of the Hudsons Bay Company
  Floyd, James Sterling (b. 1867 d. 1922)   choir master
  Flumerfelt, Gertrude May (b. 1885 d. 1961)  
  Flumerfelt, Norma Coleman (a. 1893-1894)   piano
  Foote, Hamilton Roberts (b. 1866 d. 1947)   teacher, piano
  Foote, Herbert H. (a. 1898)   cello
  Gardiner, Charles Frederick (a. 1895)   bass
  Goddyn, Cecile (a. 1892)   singer
  Good, Charles  
  Good, Henry Berkely (b. 1831 d. 1887)   cornet, singer
  Goodwin, William Starr (d. 1899)   tenor
  Gordon, George Tolmine (b. 1832 d. 1868)  
  Gore, Thomas Sinclair (b. 1852 d. 1937)   violin
  Gossett, William Driscoll (d. 1899)   colonial treasurer, postmaster
  Harbell, Mary Shaw (a. 1861)   singer
  Harries, Julian Blackburn (a. 1864-1867)   singer, cornet
  Hastie, James (b. 1856 d. 1942)   singer
  Hautier, Louis Vincent (b. 1839 d. 1881)   singer
  Haynes, Arthur Edward (a. 1899)   instrumentalist
  Heaton, George William (b. 1833 d. 1909)   sheriff of Vancouver Island
  Helen, Joseph Robert (b. 1872)  
  Hillman (a. 1879-1881 active: 1879-1881)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Triumph
  Hilyar, Charles Farrell  
  Holloway, Emily Elizabeth (b. 1863)   singer
  Holmes, David  
  Huston, Caroline (a. 1894)   piano
  Huston, Jennie E. (a. 1871)   piano
  Iredale, Alice (a. 1895)   singer
  Iredale, Beatrice Mary (a. 1894)   singer
  Jacob, E.A. (a. 1898)   bass
  Jarrett, F. (a. 1859-1863)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Topaze
  John, Elizabeth Anne (a. 1877)   piano
  Johnson, Halcrow Peter (a. 1891)   organ
  Johnston, Esther Mary (b. 1870)  
  Jones, Joseph J. (a. 1872)   teacher
  Jones, William McNaughton (b. 1836 d. 1913)   soprano
  Keith, James Cooper (a. 1879)  
  Keith, James Cooper (a. 1879)  
  Keith, John Charles Malcolm (d. 1940)   tenor, architect
  Kennedy, Arthur Edward (b. 1810 d. 1883)   governor of Vancouver Island 1864-66
  Kent, Charles Herbert (a. 1867-1876)   singer
  King, Edward Hammond (a. 1860-1861)   piano, piano teacher
  King, Gertrude Helen (d. 1947)   singer
  Kingham, Joshua (a. 1899)   tenor
  Kinsman, Nellie [Ellen Katherine] (a. 1882)  
  Koshland, Nathan (d. 1883)  
  Laffey (a. 1890-1893)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Warspite
  Laird (a. 1893-1897)   singer
  Lange, Victor (a. 1865-1868)   musician
  Langford, Edward Edwards (b. 1809 d. 1895)  
  Langford, Lousa Ellen (d. 1888)  
  Langford, Mary (b. 1838 d. 1903)  
  Laundy, Thomas Herbert (a. 1893)  
  Leech, Fanny (a. 1891-1894)   accompanist
  Leronde, Theodore (a. 1879)   cornet
  Lester, Isabel Gertrude (a. 1865-1867)   soprano
  Loseby, H.E. (a. 1883-1889)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Swiftsure
  Madigan, Eleanor (a. 1890-1895)   soprano
  Maguire, Edmund (a. 1861-1863)   bandmaster, with H.M.S. Bacchante
  Maine, Alexander Findlay  
  Mainwaring, Karl Heinrick Augusts (a. 1883-1889)   commander, H.M.S. Swiftsure
  Mallandaine, Edward (b. 1867)   architect
  Mallandaine, Edward (b. 1831)  
  Mann, James Goodfellow (b. 1841 d. 1931)   building contractor
  Martin, Archer C. (d. 1949)  
  Martin, James E. (d. 1900)  
  Mason, Henry Slye (b. 1839 d. 1901)   soprano
  McGillivrary, Donald (b. 1860 d. 1947)   organ
  McNiffe, Margaret (b. 1876)  
  McNiffe, Mary Jane (b. 1868)  
  McNiffe, Sophie (a. 1895-1898)   singer
  McQuade, Edward Augustine (b. 1847 d. 1898)   singer
  Melrose, Robert (b. 1828 d. 1898)  
  Mess, Bernard C. (d. 1925)  
  Meston, John (a. 1888)   choir master
  Middleton, Keith John (a. 1892-1897)   tenor, composer
  Milne, George Lawson (b. 1850 d. 1933)  
  Monro, Robert Ross (b. 1859 d. 1904)   bass
  Moore, John Williams (b. 1859 d. 1951)   singer
  Morrow, David Walter (b. 1865 d. 1893)  
  Morse, Hiram Wolcott (a. 1889)   flute
  Mouat, Helen Graham (b. 1861 d. 1932)   soprano, organ
  Muir, Douglas Dryden (d. 1942)   tenor
  Muir, John W. (b. 1831)  
  Muir, William James (b. 1869)  
  Muriset, Charles (b. 1873 d. 1898)   drummer
  Muriset, Emile (a. 1896)   oboe, clarinet
  Muriset, Frederick (a. 1896)   oboe, clarinet
  Nash, Richard (a. 1886-1900)   singer, piano
  Nash, Richard (b. 1866 d. 1949 a. 1885)   violin
  Nash, Richard (b. 1867 d. 1949)   violin
  Nelson, Hugh (b. 1830 d. 1893)   lieutenant-governor 1887-1892
  Netherby, Nettie (a. 1890)  
  Nicholles, John (b. 1856)  
  Offerhaus, Rhynvis (b. 1885 d. 1905)  
  Parfitt, Aaron (b. 1868 d. 1952)   singer, violin
  Parfitt, James (b. 1867 d. 1938 a. 1892)   singer, violin
  Parnell, Walter (a. 1879-1881)   singer from H.M.S. Triumph, on Pacific Station
  Pegram, William Henry (a. 1892-1894)   bass
  Pendray, William Joseph (b. 1851 d. 1937)  
  Phillips, George (b. 1868 d. 1941)   amateur musician
  Pitts, Ethel (d. 1874)   piano, organ
  Planta, Albert Edward (b. 1868 d. 1952)  
  Porter, Annie Elizabeth (b. 1872)   violin
  Porter, Joseph (d. 1863)  
  Powell, Corisande (b. 1878)   piano
  Powell, George Erwin (b. 1867)   trombone
  Powell, Nonie (b. 1872 d. 1953)   singer
  Powell, Walter  
  Proctor, R. (a. 1883-1889)   cornet, on H.M.S. Swiftsure
  Quentin, Rene (b. 1860 d. 1914)   bass
  Ragazzoni, Innocent (b. 1828 d. 1880)   violin
  Rattray, Charles A. (a. 1880)  
  Rattray, Jessie Antoinette (b. 1877 d. 1888)   violin
  Richards, George Henry (b. 1820 d. 1896)   admiral
  Richardson, Alice E. (b. 1859)  
  Richardson, Clara Emma (a. 1890)  
  Richardson, Frederick (a. 1893-1895)   violin, singer
  Rickaby, John Benjamin Hamilton   singer
  Rife, Edgar (a. 1885-1897)   clarinet
  Ring, David Barrington (b. 1804 d. 1875)  
  Rithel, Robert Patterson (b. 1854 d. 1952)   singer
  Roberton, Alexander Roche (b. 1841 d. 1881)   violin
  Robertson, Hermann (d. 1953)  
  Schultz, Samuel Davis   lawyer, clarinet
  Schwengers, Peter J.A.   singer
  Scroggs, Arthur   cello
  Seeley, William Compton Smithfield (b. 1812 d. 1888)   organ builder
  Seghers, Charles John (b. 1839 d. 1886)   Roman Catholic Bishop of Vancouver Island
  Seymour, Frederick (b. 1820 d. 1869)   governor of Vancouver Island 1864-69
  Sharp, Minnie B. (a. 1893-1894)  
  Shaw, Annie B. (a. 1887-1891)   soprano
  Shaw, George Chester (a. 1893)   singer
  Sherbourne, Frederick Thomas (b. 1863 d. 1950)  
  Siffken, William Charles (b. 1829)   violin
  Silversmith, Julius (a. 1859-1860)   violin, teacher
  Smith, Selina Frances (b. 1854 d. 1938 a. 1901-1937)  
  Smith, Thomas Robert (b. 1867)   violin
  Spencer, David (b. 1837)   tenor, teacher of singing
  Spencer, John Wellbore Sunderland (b. 1816 d. 1888)   captain of H.M.S. Topaze, on Pacific Station 1859-
  St. Clair, C.G. (a. 1860 active: 1863-1865)   teacher of singing, piano teacher
  Staines, Robert John (b. 1820 d. 1854)   clergyman, schoolmaster
  Stephens, Robina A. (a. 1885-1891)   piano, teacher
  Stewart, Ena (a. 1894)   singer
  Storey, Annie Louisa (b. 1869)   singer
  Storey, Christina (b. 1870)   singer
  Storey, Georgia (b. 1871)   singer
  Storey, Marcella Victoria   singer
  Storey, V. (a. 1892)   singer
  Strauss, Henry (a. 1889-1891)   violin, composer
  Styles, Elizabeth Kezia (b. 1873 d. 1963)   harp
  Teall, E. (a. 1885-1887)   clarinet, saxophone
  Thielborn, Emile (b. 1864)   violin
  Thomas, A.J. (d. 1923)   tenor, composer
  Tod, Emmaline Jane (b. 1835 d. 1927)  
  Todd, Mai [Mary Anne Isabelle] (a. 1896)   piano, violin
  Todd, Nellie [Rose Ellen] (b. 1885 d. 1961)   violin
  Todd, Sarah Holmes (a. 1876-1883)   singer
  Trotter, Warren Francis (b. 1858)   violin
  Troup, James William (d. 1938)  
  Trutch, Joseph William (b. 1826 d. 1904)  
  Trutch, Julia Elizabeth (d. 1895)  
  Tuzo, Henry Atkinson (b. 1832 d. 1890)  
  Twiss, Mildred Jemina (b. 1868 d. 1965)   singer
  Twiss, Sarah Helen Nash   singer, teacher
  Twiss, William James (b. 1869 d. 1953)  
  Vinter, James Gordon (b. 1836 d. 1879)  
  Waddington, Alfred Penderill (b. 1801 d. 1872)   violin
  Walshe-Windle, H. (a. 1897)   piano
  Ward, Robert (b. 1849)   singer
  Warner, Henry   baritone horn
  Watson, Alexander (b. 1835 d. 1892)  
  Watson, George F. (b. 1869)   singer
  Werner, Aloys (a. 1892-1893)   singer, conductor
  Wey, Florence (a. 1894)   piano teacher
  White, Edward (b. 1841 d. 1934)   singer
  Whittaker, William H. (b. 1840)   organ
  Wilson, Ada (b. 1855 d. 1942)   organ, piano
  Wilson, Alexander (b. 1849 d. 1930)   singer
  Wolff, Ernest A.   violin
  Wollaston, Fred  
  Wollaston, Percy (d. 1931)  
  Wootton, Henry Homewood (a. 1864-1890)  
  Wootton, Stephen Yardley (b. 1861)   tenor
  Worsfold, James Kelvington (a. 1886)   singer
  Yates, Harry Myers (b. 1859 d. 1907)  
  Yates, James Stuart (b. 1857 d. 1950)   provincial secretary
  Zilm, Anton (a. 1894)   teacher of violin

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