May 14, 1859, Mex­i­co, Mis­sou­ri.

Ju­ly 21, 1948, Dal­las, Tex­as.

Gar­den of Mem­or­ies, Dal­las, Tex­as.


Horace was the son of James Lin­coln and Em­a­line King, and hus­band of Et­ta Lee Thur­mand (mar­ried 1887).

He moved with his fam­i­ly to Tex­as when he was se­ven years old. At age 10, he be­gan at­tend­ing a sing­ing school con­duct­ed by James M. Jol­ley of Mis­sis­sip­pi. In 1880, he taught his first sing­ing class in his old neigh­bor­hood school house. Lat­er that year, he at­tend­ed his first nor­mal mu­sic school, taught at Moun­tain Home (now Hol­land), Tex­as.

Lincoln had oth­er mu­sic­al train­ing under L. B. Shook (a for­mer stu­dent of Phil­ip Bliss) and John Mc­Pher­son of Il­li­nois. In 1898, he grad­u­at­ed from the Chi­ca­go Na­tion­al Col­lege of Mu­sic, and in 1906 took a post-grad­ua­te course un­der Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer.

Lincoln event­u­al­ly be­came pre­si­dent of the Song­land Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, and the World’s Nor­mal Mu­sic­al Col­lege. His works in­clude:

  1. Calais
  2. City of Re­fuge, The
  3. Hundred Years to Come, A
  4. Mons
  5. There Is Glad­ness in the Gos­pel
  6. Seek First the King­dom of God
  7. Soul’s La­ment, The