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Danks, Hart Pease

Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1903 AD
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1834 – Hart Pease Danks was born on the 6th of April in New Haven, Connecticut.


1842 – Moved with his family to Saratoga Springs, New York when he was aged eight.


Studied music with Dr. E. Whiting, later moving to Chicago, where he worked as a carpenter.


1864 – He moved to New York City.


1892 – Published his Superior Anthems for Church Choirs.


1893 – He published his best-known song, "Silver Threads Among the Gold".


1903 – Died destitute in a boarding house in Philadelphia, on the 6th of April, his last written words: "It’s hard to die alone".


1970 – Hart Pease Danks was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.




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