May 23, 1848, near Haddonfield, New Jersey.
October 13, 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Fernwood Cemetery, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
George was the son of John Hugg and Elizabeth Sprole, brother of I. Newton Hugg, and husband of Anne E. Ketchum.
At age 12, Hugg became choirmaster at the Presbyterian Church in Berlin, New Jersey. At 14, he published his first song, Walk in the Light, which became very popular. He was a prolific composer, with over 2,000 works, including 18 books of revival and Sunday school music and 90 song services for special occasions (Christmas, Easter, etc.).
Hugg served as choirmaster of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, and the Broad and Arch Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also closely connected with the Harper Memorial Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. His works include: