1837–1912
William Smith Babcock Mathews

Introduction

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Born: Circa May 1837, Lou­don, New Hamp­shire.

Died: Ap­ril 1, 1912, Den­ver, Col­o­ra­do.

Buried: Fair­mount Ce­me­te­ry, Den­ver, Col­o­ra­do.

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Biography

Mathews was ed­u­cat­ed in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and at High­land Un­i­ver­si­ty in Il­li­nois, and taught mu­sic at the Wes­ley­an Fe­male Col­lege in Ma­con, Geor­gia.

He lat­er moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, where he played the or­gan at the Cen­ten­a­ry Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Church (1867–93), ed­it­ed the Mu­sic­al In­de­pen­dent (1869–71), was mu­sic cri­tic for the Chi­ca­go Rec­ord Herald and Chi­ca­go Tribune (1877–87), and helped found the Groll­er Club in 1884. In 1891, he started the month­ly mag­a­zine Mu­sic.

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