Category talk:Stults, Robert Morrison

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Dates

There are fairly wide discrepancies between sources on dates of birth and death. MusicSack cites a pretty clearly outdated 1940 source that gives 1860-1933 (with specific dates), along with a 1991 source that gives 1861-1923. LoC cites a 2002 source that gives 1861-1933, but also a 2007 source with 1861-1923. As if that weren't enough, BNE cites a 2006 source (which looks rather dubious) that gives 1 June 1861 and no death date. In fact, about the only thing that all the sources can agree on seems to be that he was American. (No 'major' musical encyclopedia or dictionary has seen fit to write an article about him, apparently.) Until or unless someone can find a more comprehensive/reliable recent source, I think it would be best to leave it open with 1861-1923 or 1933 (and no specific dates). KGill talk email 20:25, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

OK, his obituary has now been located online (should probably have searched for that before) and the date of death is now corrected. KGill talk email 00:59, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Aliases

Is it possible that R M Stults used the name S M Roberts to publish ragtime music such as "A Moonlight Meander"? I asked this because Stults' wife J V Stults copyrighted "A Moonlight Meander". It's reasonable to think he might want to use another name to publish music not usually associated with him. Also, the names are similar, using the same initials. I know Stults used the name Norwood Dale when he wrote childen's music. rah9639 6 Sept 2011

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