April 30, 1860, Forsyth County, Georgia.

Probably Texas, around 1949.


George’s parents were Andrew Jackson Fenn and Elizabeth Callahan Fenn. He seems to have married Lottie Louella Bell, probably after 1914; they were living in Bowie, Texas, in 1920.

He moved with his parents to Texas in 1869. He began studying music when quite young and started teaching singing schools in 1883. He attended a normal taught by Rufus Cornelius in 1900; the Eureka Normal, Enterprise, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma); and three sessions of Anthony Showalter’s Southern Normal Music Institute: Alvord, Texas, 1902; Stephenville, Texas, 1901; and Thorsby, Alabama, 1903. His first published Gospel song was The Glorious Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

  1. Farewell, My Friends, Since We Must Part
  2. Thy Praise, Dear Lord, We’ll Sing
  1. Bruneau Dunes
  2. Glorious Marriage Supper, The
  3. Let the Good Seed Take Root
  4. Lord Omnipotent Shall Reign, The