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Emmeline B. Wells

1828 - 1921 Person Name: Emmeline B. Wells, 1828–1921 Author of "Our Mountain Home So Dear" in Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wells, Emmeline Blanche Woodward; b. Feb 29 1828, Petersham, Mass; July 29 1843 married James Harvey Harris; 1848 wife of Newel K Whitney; Oct 10 1852 married General Daniel H. Wells

Evan Stephens

1854 - 1930 Person Name: E. Stephens Composer of "[Our mountain home so dear]" in Deseret Sunday School Songs Evan Stephens (1854-1930) was a Welsh composer, conductor, and teacher. Born in Pencader, Carmarthenshire, Wales, he emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1866. He directed the vocal music program at the University of Utah from 1885 to 1900, and directed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1890 to 1916. Stephens is remembered for his many contributions to the cultural growth of the state of Utah, his leadership of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and for the numerous hymns and songs he composed. - from the Library of Congress authority file

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