Born: May 23, 1848, near Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Died: October 13, 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Fernwood Cemetery, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
George was the son of John Hugg and Elizabeth Sprole, brother of Newton Hugg, and husband of Annie E. Ketchum (married 1891).
At age 12, he became choirmaster at the Presbyterian Church in Berlin, New Jersey. At 14, he published his first song, Walk in the Light, which became very popular.
Hugg served as choirmaster of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, and the Broad and Arch Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also closely connected with the Harper Memorial Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
Hugg was a prolific composer, with over 2,000 works, including 18 books of revival and Sunday school music, 90 song services for special occasions (Christmas, Easter, etc.), and: