Charles Lloyd 'Charlie' Barnhouse (Composer)
Born: 20th March 1865, Grafton, West Virginia, United States
Died: 18th November 1929, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States
Charles Lloyd Barnhouse was a 19th-century American music publisher. Barnhouse started a music publishing firm in 1886 that exists today as the C. L. Barnhouse Company, selling band music around the world.
Barnhouse was born and raised in Grafton, West Virginia where he became an expert cornet player and went upon the road with a theatrical company, later taking charge of a band at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, for three years and at Burlington, Iowa, for one year. In 1891 he moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa and took charge of the Iowa Brigade Band, of which he was leader for fifteen years.
In 1888, he had begun publishing music for bands, orchestras and miscellaneous musical organizations.