Born: Au­gust 24, 1839, Farm­ing­ton, Ohio.

Died: March 22, 1909.

Buried: High­land Ce­me­te­ry, Yp­si­lan­ti, Mi­chi­gan.


Frederic was the son of Pe­ter Pin­dar Pease and Ruth H. Crock­er. He mar­ried twice: to Jo­se­phine An­toin­ette Dol­son (1859), a stu­dent at the Nor­mal School; and Ab­by Jean Hunt­er (1887), a sing­er and teach­er at Nor­mal.

He stu­died mu­sic at Ob­er­lin Col­lege, Ohio (which his fa­ther helped found), then moved to Yp­si­lan­ti, Mi­chi­gan, in 1859. Af­ter ad­di­tion­al stu­dy in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, Pease re­turned to Yp­si­lan­ti in 1863 to be­come a Pro­fess­or of Mu­sic at the Mi­chi­gan State Nor­mal School.

He al­so taught in the Yp­si­lan­ti pub­lic schools, at the De­troit Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic, and at the Cook Coun­ty Nor­mal School, Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. The Pease Au­di­to­ri­um con­cert hall at East­ern Mi­chigan Un­i­ver­si­ty, Yp­si­lan­ti, is named af­ter him.




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