The composer Lowell Mason died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Remembered as both a music educator and a composer of hymns, this nineteenth-century musician helped establish the Boston Academy of Music and was responsible for the popular musical setting of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” as well as for much-loved arrangements of the Christian hymns “Nearer, My God, to Thee” and “Joy to the World.”
He spent his early years in Medfield, Massachusetts, and later lived and worked in Savannah, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; and New York, New York. His children, Lowell, Jr. and Daniel, also pursued music careers.