Born: May 17, 1855, Hunt­ing­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia.



John was the son of min­is­ter N. S. Buck­ing­ham, of Vir­gin­ia, and Mar­ga­ret Mor­ris Dun­can of Penn­syl­van­ia.

He was ed­u­cat­ed in Bos­ton, Lon­don and Pa­ris. He stu­died mu­sic un­der Whit­ing (or­gan), Em­e­ry (har­mo­ny), Par­ker (pi­a­no), John K. Paine (coun­ter­point com­po­si­tion), I. Phi­lipp, Pa­ris (pi­a­no), R. R. Ter­ry, and E. D’Ev­ry, Lon­don (plain song). He grad­u­ated from the Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty Col­lege of Mu­sic in 1879.

He be­gan teach­ing at the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­to­ry in 1877, was a memb­er of its fa­cul­ty un­til June, 1896, then taught pri­vate­ly in Bo­ston.

He played the or­gan at Mon­u­ment Square Church, Charles­town, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1876–81); Im­man­u­el Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Rox­bury, Mas­s­achu­setts (1881–94); St. Mi­chael’s Ro­man Cath­o­lic Church, Prov­i­dence, Rhode Is­land (1897–1900); and at St. Mark’s Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, Brook­line, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1900–?).



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