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Dr Herbert Whitton Sumsion

Dr Herbert Whitton Sumsion

Male 1899 - 1995  (96 years)

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  • Name Herbert Whitton Sumsion 
    Title Dr 
    Born 14 Jan 1899  Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1995  Frampton-on-Severn Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17985  Whitton
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Father Charles Henry Sumsion,   b. 1851, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Florence Amy Whitton,   b. 29 Mar 1864, Greens Norton, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Stroud, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1889 
    Family ID F5120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Hartley Garlicks,   b. 10 Sep 1901,   d. 1997, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1927  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F7424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1901 census at Lothian House, Stroud Road, Gloucester
      Dr. Herbert Whitton Sumsion lived at 20 College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.
      Herbert Whitton Sumsion CBE (14 January 1899 – 11 August 1995) was an English musician who was organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1928 to 1967. Through his leadership role with the Three Choirs Festival, Sumsion maintained close associations with major figures in England's 20th-century musical renaissance, including Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, Gerald Finzi, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Although Sumsion is known primarily as a cathedral musician, his professional career spanned more than 60 years and encompassed composing, conducting, performing, accompanying, and teaching. His compositions include works for choir and organ, as well as lesser-known chamber and orchestral works.