Daniel Protheroe, Rhidian Griffiths



Born: No­vem­ber 5, 1866, Ystradgynlais, Bre­con­shire, Wales.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 25, 1934, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Buried: For­est Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Scran­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia. The Scran­ton Times is said to have in­cor­rect­ly re­port­ed his bu­ri­al place as Dun­more Ce­me­te­ry (al­so near Scran­ton).



Daniel was the son of gro­cer Da­ni­el Pro­the­ro and El­ea­nor Will­iams, and hu­sband of Han­nah Har­ris.

He at­tend­ed the Nor­mal Col­lege in Swan­sea, ear­ly be­came a com­pe­ti­tor in eis­tedd­fods, and or­gan­ized his first cho­ral so­cie­ty at age 16.

He emi­grat­ed to Scran­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1885. He gra­du­at­ed in mu­sic in 1890, and lat­er earned a doc­tor­ate.

He con­duct­ed va­ri­ous cho­ral so­cie­ties at the Scran­ton Cymm­ro­do­ri­on Cho­ral So­ci­ety; Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin; and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, where he lived un­til his death, teach­ing at the Sher­wood Mu­sic School. He was al­so mu­sic di­rect­or of the Cen­tral Church in Chi­ca­go.

He vi­sit­ed Wales fre­quent­ly to ad­jud­i­cate and con­duct, and is re­mem­bered as a com­pos­er of an­thems and hymn tunes.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pro­the­ro (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),