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Howard Haney
Born:  April 7, 1886
Died:  March 15, 1970

About The Artist

Howard Earl Haney was born in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Arthur Haney and the former Ella Rolph.

Howard was an Apostolic Pentecostal Minister. He was Saved when he was 17 and stayed with the Church until he died in 1970 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

A relative of Howards recalls that he wrote five or six songs, including "Sunset Gates of Gold" and another being "Your Mother still Prays For You Jack". He recorded those 2 songs as well as the following songs, "When Jesus Leads This Army", "Keep on the Firing Line", "The Dying Boy’s Message" and "Wandering Boy".

The songs were also recorded several years later by the Carter Family.

Credits & Sources

  • Hillbilly-Music.com wishes to express its thanks to Lori Hogan, great granddaughter of Howard Haney for providing us with information about Howard Haney and for contacting her grandmother for other information about his career.

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  204 A If Jesus Leads The Army
  204 B Keep On The Firing Line
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  05203 A The Wandering Boy
  05203 B The Dying Boy's Message
  05204 A Your Mother Still Prays For You Jack
  05204 B Sunset Gates of Gold