Born: 1846, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: June 4, 1888, Rock­dale, Tex­as. Pierce and his wife and two child­ren died in a fire at the Mun­dine Ho­tel.

Buried: Em­man­u­el Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Ce­me­te­ry, Penns Grove, New Jer­sey.


Pemberton was the son of Charles C. Pierce and Ell­en L. Pierce.

During the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war, he served in Com­pa­ny C, 24th New Jer­sey In­fant­ry, as a mu­si­cian, and in Com­pa­ny K, 2nd New Jersey Cav­al­ry.

He was well known as a com­pos­er, and at the time of his death he rep­re­sent­ed Zieg­ler & Com­pa­ny of Phil­a­del­phia.

  1. I Was Glad When They Said un­to Me
  2. Only Thine, Pre­cious Lord
  3. Rays of Sun­shine Soft­ly Beam­ing
  4. Trusting
  1. All’s Right! All’s Right!
  2. He Is Com­ing

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