Edmund Vance Cooke

Edmund Vance Cooke (June 5, 1866 – December 18, 1932) was a 19th- and 20th-century poet best remembered for his inspirational verse "How Did You Die?"

Cooke was born in Port Dover, Ontario. in 1898 he married Lilith Castleberry with whom he had five children. He later read his poems on radio, WWJ in Detroit, Michigan. He died in Cleveland, Ohio.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 5th, 1866 (Port Dover), Died December 18th, 1932 (Cleveland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9800 10-in. 1/13/1911 The moo-cow Henry Allan Price Recitation, with piano author  
Victor B-10048 10-in. 3/14/1911 The moo cow moo Henry Allan Price Recitation author  
Victor B-10049 10-in. 3/14/1911 The fairy tale Henry Allan Price Recitation author  
Victor B-13772 10-in. 9/12/1913 How did you die? Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-20313 10-in. 7/2/1917 For the freedom of the world Harry Macdonough ; Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1916-09-19-01] Not documented 9/19/1916 Educational recitations Edmund Vance Cooke Recitation speaker  
Columbia 38567 10-in. 1/18/1913 Don't you know? Edmund Vance Cooke Monologue, unaccompanied speaker, author  
Columbia 38568 10-in. 1/18/1913 Somebody calls at home Edmund Vance Cooke Monologue, unaccompanied speaker, author  
Columbia 77728 10-in. 3/22/1918 The moo cow moo Edmund Vance Cooke Recitation speaker  
Columbia 77729 10-in. 3/22/1918 Each for all Edmund Vance Cooke Recitation speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cooke, Edmund Vance," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110007.

Cooke, Edmund Vance. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110007.

"Cooke, Edmund Vance." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110007

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