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Frances Whitmarsh Wile
Short Name: Frances Whitmarsh Wile
Full Name: Wile, Frances Whitmarsh, 1878-1939
Birth Year: 1878
Death Year: 1939

Wile, Mrs. Frances Whitmarsh. (Bristol Centre, New York, December 2, 1878--July 31, 1939, Rochester, N.Y.). Married A.J. Wile in 1901. Her lovely hymn for use in winter, beginning "All beautiful the march of days" was written about 1907 while she was a parishioner of Rev. William C. Gannett, in Rochester, N.Y., in consultation with him, and was included in Gannett and Hosmer's revised edition of Unity Hymns and Chorals, 1911, from which it passed into The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914, and Hymns of the Spirit, 1937.

--Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives


Born: 1878, Bris­tol Val­ley, New York.

In her lat­er years, Wile lived in Ro­ches­ter, New York, where she helped found the Wo­men’s Ci­ty Club.

"All Beau­ti­ful the March of Days"

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