Born: Ap­ril 30, 1860, For­syth County, Geor­gia.

Died: Prob­ab­ly Tex­as, around 1949.



George was the son of An­drew Jack­son Fenn and Eliz­a­beth Call­a­han Fenn. He moved with his par­ents to Texas in 1869.

He seems to have mar­ried Lot­tie Lou­el­la Bell, prob­ab­ly af­ter 1914. They were liv­ing in Bow­ie, Texas, in 1920.

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.




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