ID# 87:
"Family History of Louise Homer: Inheritance of musical talent" pedigree, family history, and newspaper photograph
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American Philosophical Society, ERO, MSC77
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&quote;Family History of Louise Homer: Inheritance of musical talent&quote; pedigree, family history, and newspaper photograph

Sep 10 1920 Louise Homer. -2- Propositus' Husband. II-8. Sidney Homer. Teacher of Harmony and composer. Delicate health. Propositus' Children. III-15-20. All are musical, especially Louise (III-16), who is already entered upon a career similar to her mother's. Louise's engagement to Ernest Stires has just been announced. He also is quite gifted musically, being able to sit at the piano and play anything he wishes. He is son of the rector of St. Thomas' Church on 5th Avenue, New York. Katherine, III-19, the mother says, shows more remarkable talent than her sister, though as yet at thirteen she is not practising at all. Katherine also paints. Little Helen (Hester?) III-15, aged six, gives fair promise of being a little genius. The son (III-17) is quite a high brow, expecting to enter Harvard next year at the age of seventeen. He is very interested in studies. Plays beautifully. Is now spending his mornings in studying carpentry and his afternoons learning harmony from his father. Propositus' sibs. Ella. (Failed to inquire about music talent.) Howard II-4. Plays and sings. He furnishes his children with two pianos, mandolins, zither, guitars and all musical instruments, on which all of them play, and they with their cousins have regular evenings when they meet and it sounds like a real orchestra. William II-6. The non-musical member of the family. Especially fond of Louise Husted, III-25, who is about the age his little son would have been had he lived. His wife is dead and Louise now is living with him. Louise says, "Oh! Let's don't play that, because Uncle William likes it so he'll start whistling it on the wrong key." Elizabeth II-11. Had more beautiful voice than sister Louise, II-9, according to many, but she had delicate health and could not

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