Edward Meeker
BornJanuary 22, 1874
DiedApril 19, 1937(1937-04-19) (aged 63)
SpouseMargaret Wood Meeker [1]
Parent(s)Enoch and Hattie Meeker

Edward Meeker (January 22, 1874 – April 19, 1937) was an American singer and performer, best known for his appearances on the recordings of Thomas Edison both as an announcer and singer, performing songs such as "Chicken Reel", "Go Easy Mabel", "Harrigan" and most notably, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". Original music by Meeker includes, "That Railroad Rag" released in 1911.[2] Shortly before the enactment of Prohibition, in 1919, he released an anti-prohibition song, "Every Day Will Be Sunday When The Town Goes Dry".[3]

As well as reading vaudeville skits and providing sound effects throughout the remainder of his career.[4]

Personal life

Edward Meeker married Margaret Wood Meeker in 1895.[5]

Meeker was born in East Orange, New Jersey, on January 22, 1874,[6] and died in Orange, New Jersey, on April 19, 1937, at the age of 63.[7]

He had 3 children, one son and two daughters.

In Popular Culture

Meeker's Rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" can be heard on the radio in Slender: The Arrival.[citation needed]

Meeker's appearance on Thomas Edison's cylinder recordings can be found on Apple Music.[8]


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  2. ^ "Songs originally by Edward Meeker | SecondHandSongs". secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved 2022-09-26.
  3. ^ Dethlefson, Ronald; Buchak, Michael (1980). Edison Blue Amberol Recordings. APM Press. p. 167.
  4. ^ "Edward Meeker discography - RYM/Sonemic". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  5. ^ "2". 2016-03-04. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2022-09-26.
  6. ^ "Edward Meeker music, videos, stats, and photos". Last.fm. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  7. ^ "Meeker, Edward". Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  8. ^ Edward Meeker by Edward Meeker, 2011-09-27, retrieved 2022-09-26