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Henry O. Upton, born in North Salem in 1939, was known as a musician of note and later, a dance master.
With the exception of eight years in Boston, he spent the bulk of his time in Salem.
At sixteen, he learned the tinsmith's trade.
Having a pleasing tenor voice, he sang in churches and was a member of the Salem Brass Band and one of the original members
of the Salem Cadet band. He was appointed teacher of music in the public schools in 1883, and taught for 5 years. He also
composed music. In 1964, he began the study of dancing. He became a popular dance teacher in the area, and taught at Hamilton Hall.
[http://salem.noblenet.org/eg/opac/record/1696468?locg=63 llustrated history of Salem and environs : issued as the souvenir edition of the Salem Evening News and describing and illustrating Salem, Massachusetts and immediate vicinity
from first settlement to present day] compiled by C. B. Gillespie.