Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin (abt. 1868 - 1917)

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Scott Joplin
Born about in Linden, Cass Co, Texas, USAmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New York City, New York, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 25 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 19 Nov 2018
13:54: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Scott Joplin. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Scott Joplin is Notable.

Scott Joplin was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the King of Ragtime Writers.

Scott Joplin: African American Composer & Pianist

"Maple Leaf Rag" Played by Scott Joplin

"Elite Syncopations", 1902

Banjo Music "The Entertainer"

"Bethena, A Concert Waltz"

"The Sting" Soundtrack Suite (Scott Joplin & Marvin Hamlisch) 1973

Census 1870

Name: Scott Joplino [Scott Joplin] Age in 1870: 2 Birth Year: abt 1868

Birthplace: Texas

Home in 1870: Precinct 1, Davis, Texas Race: Black Gender: Male Post Office: Linden Household Members: Name Age Jiles Joplino 28 Florence Joplino 29 Monroe Joplino 7 Scott Joplino 2 Robert Joplino 1 Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 1, Davis, Texas; Roll: M593_1582; Page: 7B; Image: 18; Family History Library Film: 553081.

Census 1910

Name: Scott Joplin
Age in 1910: 40
Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 20, New York, New York
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Household Members:
Name Age

Scott Joplin 40 Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Manhattan Ward 20, New York, New York; Roll: T624_1043; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 1184; FHL microfilm: 1375056.

Joplin was buried in a pauper's grave that remained unmarked for 57 years. His grave at Saint Michaels Cemetery in East Elmhurst was finally given a marker in 1974.


Saint Michaels Cemetery, East Elmhurst, Queens, New York

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Scott Joplin Postage Stamp 1983
Scott Joplin Postage Stamp 1983

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