October 16, 1840, Framingham, Massachusetts.
June 7, 1929, Berkeley, California.
Hosmer graduated from Harvard University & Harvard Divinity School & became a Unitarian minister. He served in Northboro, Massachusetts; Quincy, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Berkeley, California. In 1880 & 1911, he helped produce editions of Unity Hymns and Carols. He was a recognized authority on hymnody, & taught the subject at Harvard Divinity School.
Hosmer’s burial place