Biography:J.C. Paton

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J.C. Paton

 Given name:     J.
 Middle name:     C.
 Family name:     Paton
 Place of birth:     
 Place of death:     Edinburgh
 Year of birth:     1855
 Year of death:     1886
 Profile:     Composer, Musician
 Source of information:     

J.C. Paton was "a well-known teacher of music in Edinburgh and a musician of considerable talent" (according to his obituary notice in The Musical Times, Oct. 1, 1886). Paton is buried in St. Cuthbert's churchyard in a family plot, where his children are also interred. Paton died young, at age 31; one of his children predeceased him (an infant, 6 weeks old), but his surviving children died young as well. A son, aged 12, died the year after his father, and his remaining child, a daughter died in 1909, aged 26.