1825–1902

Oc­to­ber 13, 1825, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­ch­usetts.

De­cem­ber 5, 1902, at his home in Swamps­cott, Mas­sa­chusetts (about 12 miles north of Bos­ton).

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Henry was the son of Ro­land Cut­ler and Mar­tha Ri­chard­son, and hus­band of El­len Mc­No­ah (mar­ried 1883).

He stu­died or­gan under Aar­on Up­john Hay­ter, or­gan­ist of Tri­ni­ty Church in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts. In 1844, he went to Eur­ope to con­tin­ue his studies in Frank­furt am Main, Ger­ma­ny. While abroad, he vis­it­ed ma­ny Eng­lish ca­thed­rals and be­came fa­mil­iar with their style of mu­sic.

In 1852, he be­came organist at the Church of the Ad­vent, Bos­ton, and, in 1858, or­gan­ist and choir­mas­ter at Trin­ity Church, New York Ci­ty. He al­so played at church­es in Brook­lyn, New York; Prov­i­dence, Rhode Is­land; Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­vania; Troy, New York; and New­ark, New Jer­sey.

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