Summers, Andrew Rowan

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Summers, Andrew Rowan Gender: M
born on 15 December 1912 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Abingdon, Virginia, 36n43, 81w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°02' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°55 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 02°03'


American folk singer and player of the Appalachian dulcimer, credited with a large role in preserving Appalachian music from extinction. Summers was among the earliest musicians to draw attention to the dulcimer to a wider audience outside the Appalachians, with John Jacob Niles being one of the few earlier.

Summers enrolled in the University of Virginia in 1930. Despite his interest in music, he ended up getting a degree in law, working as an attorney and later teaching at New York University.

He died on 14 March 1968, aged 55, after a month's illness involving complications from an ulcer.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Ulcer)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Ulcer)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Appalachian dulcimer)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney