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Joseph A. Hébert View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

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

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October 30, 2004:

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.

Sources:

  • 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.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 02, 2019.

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