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John Clarence Frain (1870-?)
Born at Laingsburg, MI. Teacher and organist of First Methodist Episcopal Church in West Bay City.

1894 biography. (Added July, 2009)

Educators of Michigan, Biographical Sketches and Portraits,
of the Teaching Profession, 1894


John Clarence Frain, the very successful teacher of the piano and pipe organ, and organist of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in West Bay City, is the S. W. and Frances S. Frain, and was born in Laingsburg, Michigan, on the 28th of October, 1870. His early education was received in the common schools, but his thoughts and ambitions were early fixed upon music as his permanent work, and the work toward which his inclinations and talents pointed. At the unusual age of eighteen he received the degree of professor from the New England Conservatory of Music, at Boston, an institution to which music-loving America owes more than to any other on this side of the Atlantic. He then began teaching and formed a class in West Bay City, where he took charge of the church organ. He has found time from his studies to travel extensively through this country. He has been remarkably successful and doubtless has before him a long and enviable career.

Additional Notes:

    1900 Census, Bay City
  • John C. Frain, boarding at 1223 Washington Ave. , at the homestead of Hattie Germmelle, and her children.
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People Referenced
Frain, Frances S. Mrs. (mother)
Frain, John C. (subject)
Frain, S.W. (father)
Gremmelle, Hattie
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Boston, MA
First Methodist Episcopal
Laingsburg, MI
New Eng. Convservatory Music
West Bay City, MI
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