Franklin E. Belden (1858-1945)
Born: March 21, 1858, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Died: December 2, 1945, Marshall, Michigan.
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan.
When he was eight years old, Belden’s family moved to California, where he first composed music. Due to breathing problems, Belden later moved to Colorado. He eventually returned to Battle Creek, Michigan, around age 30. He joined the Review and Herald Publishing Company, and stayed in Battle Creek until about 1910, when he began writing songs for evangelist Billy Sunday.
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