Born: May 11, 1827, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Died: November 22, 1902, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Philadelphia. Pennsylvania.
Alice Hawthorne (an arrangement of his mother’s maiden name)
Winner was a well known poet, composer and violinist. A self taught musician, he also ran a music store, gave lessons on various instruments, and played in the Philadelphia Brass Band and Cecilian Musical Society. He wrote or edited over 200 volumes of music, for more than 20 instruments, and produced 2,000 arrangements for violin and piano. He wrote the song "Listen to the Mocking Bird," but sold the rights to it for the grand sum of five dollars; in the next few year… Go to person page >