Kurt's Historic Sites

John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

Interment Location Visited  
Washington, D.C. November 12, 2011  


Fast Facts

Born: November 6, 1854 in Washington, D.C.

Spouse: Jane van Middlesworth Bellis Sousa (m. 1879-1932)

Military Rank: Sergeant Major — U.S. Marine Corps; Lieutenant Commander — U.S. Navy

Marine Band Leader Tenure: 1880-1892

Died: March 6, 1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania

Age: 77

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Interment: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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