The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2691

Builder Identification

Michigan, 1905; Southfield, Michigan.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Born 13 October 1892; with Casavant Frères Ltée. firm of St. Hyacinthe, Quèbec, Canada in Michigan, 1905*; with J. A. Hébert & Son Co. of Southfield, Michigan, vice president; died 27 January 1971, age 78.

    * The 1905 date is problematic: Casavant did not open their branch factory in South Haven, Michigan until 1912. Hebert was only 13-years-old that year, and it seems unlikely that Casavant would have trusted someone so young as their representative. Perhaps he was one of several people on call when a new organ was installed. If so, by the time the South Haven factory opened, he would have been 20 and a veteran with seven years of experience. -Editor.


    • Diapason April 1971, 8.
    • Music, May 1971, 10. [Published by the American Guild of Organists, 1967-1978; name changed to The American Organist, January 1979.]
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

Database Entries

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