J. Albert Jeffery

Short Name: J. Albert Jeffery
Full Name: Jeffery, J. Albert (John Albert), 1855-1929
Birth Year: 1855
Death Year: 1929

Born: October 26, 1855, Plymouth, England.
Died: June 4, 1929, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Jeffery (sometimes misspelled as Jeffrey) began playing the organ at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Plymouth at age 14, taking over his father’s position. He emigrated to America in 1876 and settled in Albany, New York. He developed a chorus and directed the music at St. Agnes School, and played the organ at the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral. He left for Yonkers, New York, in 1893, and served at the First Presbyterian Church. Later, he taught music at the New England Conservatory.


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