Born: June 1, 1849, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Died: February 8, 1936, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pseudonym: Louis Le Saint (Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, United States Library of Congress Copyright Office, 1948, p. 104)
James was the son of Augustus Fillmore and Hannah Maria Lockwood, and brother of Charles and Frederick Fillmore.
He began supporting his family at age 16 by running his father’s singing school after his father’s death. In 1874, he and his brothers founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James composed a number of hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas, and collaborated with Jessie Pounds for some 30 years.
His other works include: