Anthony, Henry Percy 2.apr.1870-13.jan.1894 USA Pennsylvania, Williamstown - Harrisburg
clarinetist, pianist, bandmaster, 1887-1889 as clerk residing at 1010 North 3rd Street in Harrisburg, 1890-1894 as clerk residing at 260 Herr Street in Harrisburg, he played clarinet in many concerts in Harrisburg, 1890 he sang as tenor in the choir of St Patrick's Pro-Cathedral, 1890 urged and inspired by his mother he formed the Commonwealth Band which immediately gained high esteem in the city and after his death developed into one of the prominent of the State, as a tribute to the woman who suggested the organization of the band, the band played 'Nearer, my God, to Thee' at her funeral 15.sep.1910 and marched to Mount Calvary Cemetery, 18.jul.1892 he was appointed Law Librarian, he died aged 23 from consumption, on his funeral at St Patrick's Pro-Cathedral a solemn requiem mass was celebrated, the choir with soloists sang 'After toiling cometh rest' and the Commonwealth and other bands played a dirge and marched to Mount Calvary Cemetery ; son of inn keeper/mine superintendent Joseph Anthony (Ireland, Waterford 18.jan.1829-22.feb.1885 Harrisburg Linglestown from the effects of a gun shot which seriously wounded his lungs in the battle of Chancellorsville 3.may.1863) and boots and shoes shopkeeper Jane Elizabeth Brown (England, Hatton 5.apr.1829-12.sep.1910 Harrisburg) ; 5 of their 6 sons died at a very young age: Mark (22.feb.1860-16.jul.1908 Harrisburg from consumption), Joseph F (Williamstown 17.apr.1864-22.feb.1890 Harrisburg), David R (3.mar.1866-3.sep.19
01 Renovo), Henry William (Williamstown 27.jan.1868-27.mar.1897 Harrisburg) and H Percy

Title Parts

[] The Governor's Troop march. Wind band
performed by the Commonwealth Band in a street parade to Kelker Street Hall, the new home of the Governor's Troop, Harrisburg 17oct1890

[] Funeral march. Wind band
1890 sent to a New York publisher but never received back again on account of the firm being burned out. He re-wrote it to perfection and it had since been played by the Commonwealth Band (newspaper of 28mar1891)

[] Commonwealth march. Wind band
pub John H. Kurzenknabe & Sons, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 1893

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