1880–1955

Introduction

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Born: Oc­to­ber 4, 1880, Un­ion Fur­nace, Ohio.

Died: De­cem­ber 18, 1955, Wi­no­na Lake, In­di­a­na.

Buried: Oak­wood Ce­me­te­ry, War­saw, In­di­a­na.

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Biography

Homer was the son of Thur­man Hall Ro­de­hea­ver and Fran­ces C. Arm­strong.

During the Span­ish Am­er­i­can War, he and his bro­ther Yum­bert served in the 4th Ten­nes­see Vol­un­teer In­fan­try Re­gi­ment­al Band.

He be­gan his evangelism ca­reer tour­ing with the Bil­ly Sun­day cam­paign in the ear­ly 20th Cen­tu­ry.

Af­ter­ward, he helped found the Ro­de­hea­ver-Ack­ley Com­pa­ny, a Gos­pel mu­sic pub­lisher which lat­er be­came the Ro­de­hea­ver Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny.

He al­so found­ed Rain­bow Re­cords, which spe­cial­ized in Gos­pel mu­sic.

He was in­duct­ed in­to the South­ern Gos­pel Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Sources

Music