Died: October 03, 1919, Longwood, Missouri, USA
An American composer who held a Doctorate of music, and used his abilities to develop the music to several Christian hymns which are still popular today.
Towner received his early musical training from his father J. G. Towner. He later studied under John Howard, George Root, and James Webb.
Towner was the music director at the Centenary Methodist Church in Binghamton, New York (1870-1882); the York Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio (1882-1884); the Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Covington, Kentucky (1884-1885); and the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois (1893-1919).