Born: May 7, 1844, Redford, Michigan.
Died: October 24, 1932, Plymouth, Michigan.
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Michigan.
Pseudonym: Uncle Frank.
Hartsough attended Kalamazoo College and the Michigan State Normal school.
After working as a traveling singing teacher in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, Illinois, around 1877, and directed the music at a Baptist church there.
In 1893, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he joined the Fillmore Music Company. In Cincinnati, he was music director at the Bethel Mission and at the Ninth Street Baptist Church.
Hartsough was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Michigan, from 1914 until retiring in 1927. He then returned to Plymouth, Michigan, where he lived the rest of his life.
University of Missouri librarian Henry O. Severance wrote an unpublished biography of Hartsough in 1937.
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