Benjamin R. Hanby
Born: July 22, 1833, Rushville, Ohio.
Died: March 16, 1867, Chicago, Illinois.
Buried: Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville, Ohio.
Son of a United Brethren minister, Hanby attended Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Upon graduation, he worked for the college, then served as principal of an academy in Seven Mile, Ohio. He later pastored in Lewisburg and New Paris, then went on to work for music publishers John Church Company (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Root and Cady (Chicago, Illinois). He wrote over five dozen songs, many of which appeared in the quarterly Our Song Birds.
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