Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1819, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: June 30, 1890, Newport, Rhode Is­land.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts


Samuel was the son of Ed­ward Fran­cis Tuck­er­man and So­phia May, and hus­band of Mary Oliv­ia Ed­wards Per­ry.

He at­tend­ed Chaun­cy Hall School in Bos­ton, and stu­died mu­sic un­der Charles Zeu­ner there.

In 1840 he be­came or­gan­ist and choir mas­ter at St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church in Bos­ton. He stu­died ca­thed­ral mu­sic in Eng­land for four years, re­turn­ing to Bos­ton in 1853.

He went to England again in 1856, this time stay­ing un­til 1864, as well as spend­ing se­ver­al years in Swit­zer­land.

In 1864, he be­came or­gan­ist at Tri­ni­ty Church, New York Ci­ty.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tuck­er­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?