ALICE FREEMAN HANCOCK was born to Jerry and Lucinda Gordon Freeman on May 13, 1891, in Lexington, Missouri. She studied piano growing up, and in 1913 did a concert tour in Canada.

On June 2, 1917, Alice married William Austin Hancock (member of another musical family). The couple had a child in 1919. That daughter just turned 100 years old!

Alice died on June 25, 1922, after sustaining injuries falling down some steps while she was pregnant. Unfortunately, her daughter has no memories of her mother as she was only 2 years old at the time of the accident.

Alice’s daughter has given us permission to use this lovely portrait, and is looking for concert programs from the Canada tour.

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