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Chauncey Olcott Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 July 1860Buffalo, New York, USA
Date of Death 18 March 1932Monte Carlo, Monaco
Birth NameJohn Chancellor Olcott

Mini Bio (1)

Chauncey Olcott was born on July 21, 1860 in Buffalo, New York, USA as John Chancellor Olcott. He was married to Margaret O'Donovan and Cora E. James. He died on March 18, 1932 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Spouse (2)

Margaret O'Donovan (1897 - 18 March 1932) (his death) (1 child)
Cora E. James (1887 - 1895) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Remembered for his singing of Irish ballads.
His daughter with Rita, Janet Olcott (Johnstone), was a musician as well. She was a protégé of Ignacy Paderewsky and was reputed to be the youngest performer to give a recital at New York's Town Hall. She left performing to marry Edmund F. Johnstone and raise her family. She gave Chauncey and Rita Olcott five grandchildren: Ned Johnstone (deceased), Chauncey Olcott Johnstone, Lammy Olcott Johnstone, Janet Jyll Johnstone, and Charles Thomas Johnstone. Janet Olcott Johnstone passed away on February 8, 2007.

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