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Jacob Henry Hall, 1855-1941
Born: January 2, 1855, near Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Died: December 22, 1941.
Buried: Dayton, Virginia.
Son of farmer George G. Hall and Elizabeth Thomas Hall, Jacob attended singing schools taught by Timothy Funk when he was a boy. As his love of music progressed, he earned money by trapping quail and bought a German accordion; he soon learned to play one part while singing another. After he and his brother jointly purchased an organ, he taught himself to play hymn tunes, Gospel songs, and anthems. He went on to study music theory, harmony, and composition in Harrisonburg and elsewhere, and in 1877… Go to person page >