Born: September 27, 1852, Knox County, Ohio.
Died: March 13, 1885, Aberdeen, Mississippi.
Buried: Disney Cemetery, Five Corners, Ohio.
Son of Frederick and Harriet Barry Disney, and brother to Henry Disney, Jacob was educated in the local district school. He later attended the normal school under Professor John Ogden, in Worthing, Ohio, for almost a year. In the summer of 1879 he went to the Musical Normal school in Youngstown, Ohio, under Professor N. Coe Stewart, of Cleveland, Ohio. He studied music for some years, and composed Willie’s Farewell, published in 1877, making him the first resident of Knox County, Ohio, to… Go to person page >