Born: June 1, 1834, Warwick, Rhode Island.
Died: April 12, 1891, Boston, Massachusetts.
Buried: Newton Cemetery, Newton, Massachusetts.
Eben was the son of Ebenezer S. Tourjée and Angeline D. Ball, and father of hymn writer Lizzie Estabrook. He married twice: to Abbie Ingraham Tuell (1855) and Sarah Lee Tourjée (1871).
He founded the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.