1853 - 1928 Person Name: Chas. Edw. Pollock Hymnal Title: Crowning Day, No. 6 Composer of "[The precious blood of Christ]" in Crowning Day, No. 6 Charles Edward Pollock USA 1853-1928. Born at Newcastle, PA, he moved to Jefferson City, MO, when age 17. He was a cane maker for C W Allen. He also worked 20 years for the MO Pacific Railroad, as a depot clerk and later as Assistant Roadmaster. He was a musician and prolific songwriter, composing 5000+ songs, mostly used in Sunday school settings and church settings. He took little remuneration for his compositions, preferring they be freely used. He produced three songbooks: “Praises”, “Beauty of praise”, and “Waves of melody”. In 1886 he married Martha (Mattie) Jane Harris, and they had three children: Robert, Edward, and a daughter. He died in Merriam, KS.
Pollock, Charles Edward. (Jefferson City, Missouri, 1853-1924). Records of Jefferson City indicate the following:
1897 clerk at depot; residence at 106 Broadway (with Mildred Pollock)
1904-1905 cane maker for C. W. Allen
1908-1909 musician; residence at 106 Broadway (with wife Matty)
1912-1913 residence at St. Louis Road, east city limits
--Wilmer Swope, DNAH Archives
Note: not to be confused with Charles Edward Pollock (c.1871-1924).
Charles Edward Pollock