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Scott Joplin

Scott JoplinBorn: 24-Nov-1868
Birthplace: Linden, TX
Died: 1-Apr-1917
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: Syphilis
Remains: Buried, St. Michael's Cemetery, Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The King of Ragtime


[1] Manhattan State Hospital, New York City.

Father: Giles Joplin (former slave)
Mother: Florence Givins
Wife: Belle Hayden (m. 1901, div. 1903)
Daughter: (d. 1903 infancy)
Wife: Freddie Alexander (m. Jun-1904, d. Sep-1904)
Wife: Lottie Stokes (m. 1909)

    University: Music theory, George R. Smith College, Sedalia, MO (1894)

    Pulitzer Prize for the opera "Treemonisha", 1976 (posthumous)
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Risk Factors: Syphilis

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #2044 (20 cents, issued 9-Jun-1983)



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