1834–1916

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 12, 1834, Frome, So­mer­set, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 2, 1916, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Ken­si­co Ce­me­te­ry, Val­hal­la, New York.

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Biography

Arthur was the son of George Mes­si­ter and Ma­ri­an S. Ma­lim, and hus­band of Mar­ga­ret S. Gad­dis.

He em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1863, and sang in the choir at Tri­ni­ty Church in New York Ci­ty.

He lat­er played the or­gan in Poul­tney, Ver­mont; Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia; and at Tri­ni­ty Church, New York Ci­ty (1866), where he served 31 years.

His works in­clude:

Sources

Music