Charlotte Saunders CUSHMAN

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AmericanBorn Charlotte Saunders CUSHMAN

American stage actress

Born on July 23, 1816 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA , United States

Died on February 18, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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She was a descendant in the eighth generation from Pilgrim Robert Cushman who brought the family name to the United States on the Mayflower. Robert Cushman was a leader and great advocate for emigration to America. He became a preacher in the colonies, and was known for giving the first sermon in America. Charlotte's father, Elkanah, rose from poverty to be a successful West Indian merchant. Charlotte was a remarkably bright, sportive child, excelling over her schoolmates and developing a voice of remarkable compass and richness, with a full contralto register. Two friends of her father, one of them John Mackay (Mackey?), in whose piano factory Jonas Chickering was then foreman, provided her with musical instruction. Cushman was forced to take on serious responsibilities at a very young age. At the age of thirteen, her father underwent serious financial troubles and shortly after died, leaving his family with nearly nothing. This caused Charlotte to find her way to bring income to her family. Though Cushman was an incredibly great student and achieved much academically, she left school to pursue a career in the opera.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   She was a descendant in the eighth generation from Pilgrim Robert Cushman who brought the family name to the United States on the Mayflower. Robert Cushman was a leader and great advocate for emigration to America. He became a preacher in the colonies, and was known for giving the first sermon in America. Charlotte's father, Elkanah, rose from poverty to be a successful West Indian merchant. Charlotte was a remarkably bright, sportive child, excelling over her schoolmates and developing a voice of remarkable compass and richness, with a full contralto register. Two friends of her father, one of them John Mackay (Mackey?), in whose piano factory Jonas Chickering was then foreman, provided her with musical instruction. Cushman was forced to take on serious responsibilities at a very young age. At the age of thirteen, her father underwent serious financial troubles and shortly after died, leaving his family with nearly nothing. This caused Charlotte to find her way to bring income to her family. Though Cushman was an incredibly great student and achieved much academically, she left school to pursue a career in the opera.



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