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musician

Nelson Alexander Chesnutt, musician. Member Music Teachers’ National Association, Musical Fund Society, St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia.; Mason (33 degree); member Supreme Council A.A.S.R. for Northern Jurisdiction.

Background

Chesnutt, Nelson Alexander was born on June 1, 1872 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank Lewis and Kate (MacNichol) Chesnutt.

Education

Educated public schools, under private tutors and special studies, University of Pennsylvania. Studied music under masters.

Career

1 son, William Alexander. Began study of piano at age of 5. Organist Westminster Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, at 10, later accompanist for vocalists and violin in Philadelphia and other cities.

Organist and choirmaster various chs. Numerous appearances in oratorio and concert. Director vocal department Combs Conservatory of Music, Philadelphia, 1912-1934.

Musical director Philadelphia Consistory A.A.S.R.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to the Etude and other musical journals.

Religion

The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.

Membership

Member Music Teachers’ National Association, Musical Fund Society, St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. Mason (33 degree); member Supreme Council A.A.S.R. for Northern Jurisdiction. Clubs: Orpheus, Music Art.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Clarke, March 12, 1896 (died November 20, 1928).; married second, Helen Mayhew, August 8, 1930. Children: Nelson A., Marjorie Clarke (Mistress.

father:
Frank Lewis Chesnutt

mother:
Kate (MacNichol) Chesnutt

spouses:
Elizabeth Clarke

Helen Mayhew

children:
Nelson A. Chesnutt

Marjorie Clarke (Mrs Chesnutt