Clara H. Fiske Scott, 1841-1897
Born: December 3, 1841, Elk Grove, Illinois.
Died: June 21, 1897, Dubuque, Iowa, thrown from a buggy by a runaway horse.
Daughter of Abel Fiske and Sarah Rockwell Jones, Clara attended, in 1856, the first Music Institute held in Chicago, Illinois by C. M. Cady. She went on to teach music at the Ladies Seminary, Lyons, Iowa (1859). She married Henry Clay Scott in 1861. Scott met and was greatly encouraged by Horatio Palmer, who helped publish many of her songs. She issued three collections before her untimely death, including:
The Royal Anthem Book, 1882, the first anthem collection by a woma… Go to person page >