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Ferdinand Luis Dunkley, musician. Fellow American Guild of Organists, Royal College of Organists London; member American Society Composers,; Club: New Orleans Writers (president 1951.

Background

Dunkley, Ferdinand Luis was born on July 16, 1869 in London, England. Son of Walter Samuel and Elizabeth (Walker) Dunkley.

Education

Student Trinity College of Music, London, 1884-1886. Scholarship for composition Royal College of Music, London, 1886-1890.

Career

1 daughter, Eugenie Aleen (deceased). Married second, Margaret Mary Gwyther, June 3, 1912. 1 daughter, Annabelle Margaret Elizabeth (Mistress Peter W. Kecher).

Came to the United States, 1893, naturalized, 1938. Master of music St. Agnes School, Albany, New York, 1893-1899. Mus. director Asheville (North Carolina) College, 1899-1901.

Organist in churches of Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle, 1909-1913. Conductor Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans, 1913-1914. Organist and conductor, Seattle and Tacoma, Wash, 1914-1920, Birmingham, Alabama, 1920-1928.

Organist St. Charles Avenue.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Buoyant Voice, Acquired by Pitch Control, 1942. Nature’s Law of Voice, 1946.

Membership

Fellow American Guild of Organists, Royal College of Organists London. Member American Society Composers. Club: New Orleans Writers (president 1951.

Connections

Married Maud Elizabeth Pitman, July 4, 1893 (died 1911).; married second, Margaret Mary Gwyther, June 3, 1912.

father:
Walter Samuel Dunkley

mother:
Elizabeth (Walker) Dunkley

spouses:
Maud Elizabeth Pitman

Margaret Mary Gwyther