Born: Oc­to­ber 26, 1855, Ply­mouth, Eng­land.

Died: June 4, 1929, Brook­line, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


Jeffery (some­times mis­spelled as Jef­frey) be­gan play­ing the or­gan at St. Anne’s Ca­thed­ral in Ply­mouth at age 14, tak­ing ov­er his fa­ther’s po­si­tion.

He em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1876 and set­tled in Al­ba­ny, New York. He de­veloped a cho­rus and di­rect­ed the mu­sic at St. Ag­nes School, and played the or­gan at the Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal Ca­thed­ral.

He left for Yon­kers, New York, in 1893, and served at the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. Lat­er, he taught mu­sic at the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­to­ry.



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