Michigan, 1905; Southfield, Michigan.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor
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.