1876–1951

Introduction

Born: June 29, 1876, Con­e­cuh Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma.

Died: Oc­to­ber 8, 1951, Wa­co, Tex­as.

Buried: Oak­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Wa­co, Tex­as.

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Biography

Emmett was the son of J. C. Dean, and hus­band of Maud Hill­en.

A Me­tho­dist, he taught sing­ing schools for 40 years, wrote some 500 songs, and for four years head­ed the Trio Mu­sic Com­pa­ny.

With Frank­lin Ei­land and Ho­mer El­li­ott, he found­ed the South­ern De­vel­op­ment Nor­mal Mu­sic School in Wa­co, Texas.

Publications

Sources

Music

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