Born: June 29, 1876, Conecuh County, Alabama.
Died: October 8, 1951, Waco, Texas.
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas.
Emmett was the 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.
If you know where to get a good photo of Dean (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?