Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Famous Files: Percy Wenrich

Located at Fairview Cemetery in Joplin, MO.
 January 23, 1880 - March 17, 1952
"The Joplin Kid"
Percy Wenrich
One Of America's Great Songwrites
"Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet"
"Moonlight Bay"
"When You Wore A Tulip And I Wore A Big Red Rose"
"things that happened at home gave me titles
the feeling for home...gave me the music"
The Playing Of His Music Is The True Memorial
Dedicated June 29, 1973 Joplin Centennial

(Photo from
You can read more about him at the following links.

He is buried in his family plot along with his Parents and his wife.
Mary L.
Wife of
D.K. Wenrich
1860 - 1910
Mother of

Sadly my photo of his father's stone did not turn out. His father was Daniel K. Wenrich (1848 - 1916).

Catherine Anne

Note:  Catherine Anne Wenrich formally Dolly Connolly (1888 to 1965) was a  vaudeville performer.

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