Florence Hinkle

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Florence Hinkle Witherspoon
Florence Hinkle (1885-1933) in 1917.jpg
Florence Hinkle

(1885-06-22)June 22, 1885
DiedApril 19, 1933(1933-04-19) (aged 47)
OccupationOpera singer (soprano)
Spouse(s)Herbert Witherspoon

Florence Hinkle (June 22, 1885 - April 19, 1933) was an operatic soprano.


She was born on June 22, 1885 in Columbia, Pennsylvania. She toured with the Metropolitan Opera Company, and in 1915, appeared in Richmond, Virginia.[1] In 1919, she appeared at Aeolian Hall (Manhattan).[2] She died on April 19, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


On June 20, 1916 in Manhattan she married Herbert Witherspoon, he had been previously married.[3] Her widower died in 1935 after being named as the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera to replace Giulio Gatti-Casazza.[4] His will set aside money for the Library of Congress to buy musical manuscripts in her name.[5]


  1. ^ "Richmond Times-Dispatch 28 March 1915 — Virginia Chronicle". virginiachronicle.com. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  2. ^ Musical America. Music Publications, Limited. 1919-01-01.
  3. ^ "H. Witherspoon Weds. Metropolitan Opera Basso Marries Miss Florence Hinkle, Soprano". New York Times. June 21, 1916. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  4. ^ "Witherspoon Dies In Office At Opera On Eve Of Sailing. New Manager of Metropolitan Is Victim of Sudden Heart Attack After Day's Work". New York Times. May 11, 1935. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  5. ^ "Witherspoon Will Sets Up Memorial. Fund in Name of Second Wife Will Buy Music Manuscripts for Library of Congress". New York Times. May 17, 1935. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
External video
American Soprano Florence Hinkle ~ Good-bye (1913)

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