1862 – Born on August 11th in Janesville, Wisconsin. American composer-author of sentimental art songs that attained great popularity.
– Bond as a child learned to play the piano.
1894 – During her second marriage, she began to write songs, and in December, two of them, “Is My Dolly Dead?” and “Mother’s Cradle Song,” were published in Chicago.
1895 – After her husband’s death, Bond moved to Chicago, where she ran a boarding house, painted china, and continued to write songs, most of which remained for many years in manuscript.
1901 – With the help of a loan, she published Seven Songs as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose, which included two of her most popular songs, “I Love You Truly” and “Just a-Wearyin’ for You”.
1906-1907 – An invitation to sing for President Theodore Roosevelt at the White House, a recital in England in which she appeared along with the young Enrico Caruso, and a series of three recitals in New York City helped spread her reputation.
1910 – Bond lived in Hollywood.
1927 – She published ‘The Roads of Melody’, a memoir.
1940 – Published ‘The End of the Road’, a collection of thoughts and verses.
1946 – Died on December 28th in Hollywood, California.