1824–1889

May 16, 1824, Shel­ter Is­land, New York.

June 16, 1889, Shel­ter Island, New York (some sourc­es say At­lan­ta, Geor­gia)

Oak­land Cem­e­te­ry, Sag Har­bor, New York.

Chauncey was the son of Ol­iv­er Ca­dy and Ab­i­gail Brain­ard, and hus­band of Har­ri­et Mul­ford Ha­vens. He is said to have had a son al­so named Chaun­cey Mar­vin Ca­dy (1871–1880).

He was ed­u­cat­ed at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mi­chi­gan (AB 1851) and Un­ion The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­ary, New York Ci­ty (1851–53).

He worked with Will­iam Brad­bu­ry for some time, and ed­it­ed the New York Mu­sic­al Re­view un­til 1856.

In 1858, he and Eb­e­ne­zer Tow­ner Root (young­er bro­ther of com­pos­er George Root) found­ed the Root & Ca­dy mu­sic pub­lish­ers in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. The firm last­ed un­til 1871, when the Great Chi­ca­go Fire des­troyed much of its in­ven­tory and led to the com­pa­ny’s bank­rup­tcy.

Cady is re­mem­bered as a lib­ret­tist, sing­er, mu­sic teach­er, chor­al con­duc­tor, ed­it­or, and pub­lisher. His works in­clude:

  1. Sag Har­bor

where to get Ca­dy’s pho­to