William Handy

William Christopher Handy (1873 - 1958)

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William Christopher "W. C." Handy
Born in Florence, Alabama, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Categories: Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York | Unconnected Notables of the United States of America | American Notables.


William Handy is Notable.

William Christopher Handy, son of Elizabeth Brewer and Charles Barnard Handy, was an American composer and musician, known as the "Father of the Blues". He was born on 16 Nov. 1873 in Florence, Alabama.[1]

He married Elizabeth Price on 19 July 1896.[1]

After the death of Elizabeth, he married Louise Logan in 1954 when he was 80.[1]

Handy died on 28 March 1958 at New York City and was buried at Plot: Cosmos section, Block 203/198, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York.[1] His memorial has photos, and a biography.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 W. C. Handy at Wikipedia.
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 441 W. C. Handy

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