April 5, 1850, Towner Hill, Rome, Pennsylvania.
October 3, 1919, Longwood, Missouri, while leading the music for an evangelistic meeting.
Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.
He was music director at the Centenary Methodist Church in Binghamton, New York (1870–82); the York Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio (1882–84); the Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Covington, Kentucky (1884–85); and the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois (1893–1919).
The American Temperance University in Harriman, Tennessee, awarded Towner a Doctorate of Music in 1900.
His works include:
All Is Well, The