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Edward Britton Manville, musician.

Background

Manville, Edward Britton was born on December 25, 1879 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Henry Lampson and Estelle Blackman (Wilson) Manville.

Education

Pre. education, Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Connecticut. Student Yale, 1897-1900. Student Guilmant Organ School, New York, 1902-1903.

Studied piano with Professor S. S. Sanford and Frederick Lamond. Organ with Doctor Harry B. Jepson and Doctor William C. Carl. Composition with Doctor Horatio W. Parker and W. R. Hedden.

Mus.Dr., Detroit Institute of Musical Art, 1920.

Career

1 daughter, Margaret Jane (Mistress Lynn G. Stedman, Junior). Organist and director music. Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, New Haven, 1897-1898, 1st Congressional Church, South Norwalk, Connecticut, 1898-1905, First Baptist Church, Franklin, Pennsylvania, 1905-1912.

Removed to Detroit, 1912. Organist and director music Woodward Avenue Baptist Church, 1912-1917, Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1919-1931, Fort Street Presbyterian Church since 1937. Conductor Oil City and Franklin (Pennsylvania) Oratorio Society, 1910-1912, Haydn Oratorio Society and Schubert Club, Detroit, 1914-1917.

Member of faculty Pennsylvania College of Music, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1907-1909, Franklin Conservatory. 1909-1911. Michigan Conservatory, 1913-1914, Detroit Institute Musical Art since 1914, president since 1922. Commissioned First lieutenant infantry, United States Army, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, November 26, 1917.

Served in France, January 1918-April 1919. Instructor Officers’ Specialist Centre, Langres. Member 119th Infantry Machine Gun Company.

Participated in battles including Somme offensive, Ypres-Lys, etc. Honorary discharge, April 12, 1919.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer of 3 operettas, piano and organ soli, anthems, etc.

Membership

Member of faculty Pennsylvania College of Music, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1907-1909, Franklin Conservatory. 1909-1911. Michigan Conservatory, 1913-1914, Detroit Institute Musical Art since 1914, president since 1922. Commissioned First lieutenant infantry, United States Army, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, November 26, 1917.

Member 119th Infantry Machine Gun Company. Fellow American Guild Organists:. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Clubs: Army and Navy, Torch, The Bohemians.

Connections

Married Eunice Katherine Hallett, August 26, 1912.

father:
Henry Lampson Manville

mother:
Estelle Blackman (Wilson) Manville

spouse:
Eunice Katherine Hallett