1865–1948

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Born: Oc­to­ber 19, 1865, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia.

Died: Ap­ril 4, 1948.

Buried: Day­ton Ce­me­te­ry, Day­ton, Vir­gi­nia.

Biography

James was the son of Eph­ra­im Rue­bush and Vir­gin­ia Kief­fer, and great-grand­son of Jo­seph Funk.

He stu­died with H. N. Bart­telb, Ho­ra­tio Palm­er, and F. W. Root, and at the Grand Con­ser­va­tory of Mus­ic in New York. He taught at Shen­an­do­ah Un­i­ver­si­ty, Win­ches­ter, Virg­in­ia, 1886–1936.

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