Benjamin Percy James

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Benjamin Percy James Dies in Cambridge.Mass. (Continued from Page Three) . onto, and also his Mus. Bac. degree. Still feeling the need of a more thorough training, he entered Exeter academy for a general education. Once again his true metal came to the fore. He won a scholarship from that institution institution and then entered Harvard university, from which he was graduated graduated in three years with the degree of bachelor of arts. While at Harvard he also took a special course in musical musical composition under the celebrated Professor Paine. His compositions soon attracted the attention of B. F. Wood company, Bos - - ton, who asked him to locate in or near Boston to assist in the editojship of musical publications. For thepast thirty years he had been making his home In Cambridge, where he was engaged in editing and writing music. He was rated as one of the best theorists in the United States, and had written several works on harmony and 'composition. His compositions, which include more than three hundred piano pieces, and many anthems, duets and solos, are models of perfect form and graceful harmonies. In 1903 he married May Jones, Blakely. One daughter, Myfanwy, now the wife or Nelson Bunnell, Dalton, blessed this union. Besides his daughter daughter he is survived by one grandson, and the following brothers and sisters: the Rev. Owen James, Pomona, Cal.; Luther James, Scranton; Mrs. Sarah Davies, Wilkes - Barre; Mrs. W. D. Parry and Miss Harriet James,, Oly - phant. - The funeral will take place on Saturday Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nelson ' Bunnell, Dalton. Burial will be in Union cemetery, Feckvllle.

Clipped from The Scranton Republican02 Feb 1933, ThuPage 18

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania)02 Feb 1933, ThuPage 18
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