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Frank Harvey Colby, American organist.


Colby, Frank Harvey was born on September 1, 1867 in Milwaukee. Son of Harvey Daniel and Patience (Wheeler) Colby.


Education public and high schools. Graduate N.E. Conservatory of Music, 1887.


2d, Myrtle Pryibil, of St. Louis, September 19, 1911. Organist, Milwaukee, First Unitarian Church, 1887-1889, Grand Avenue Congressional Church, 1889-1891, and assistant organist St. Johns’s Catholic Cathedral, 1892-1894. Organist and choir director, Los Angeles, Simpson Auditorium, 1895-1900, Church of the Unity, 1900-1907, St. Vibiana’s Cathedral, since 1907.

Concert organist Venice Auditorium season, 1905. Music critic Los Angeles Times, 1897-1899, Los Angeles Express, since 1900, also dramatic critic latter. Editor Pacific Coast Musician.

A founder of the Gamut, one of the best known “Bohemian” clubs of the country and of Los Angeles Chapter American Guild of Organists. Orr. leading mus. journals Home: 1622 Reid St., Los Angeles, California.


Married Delphina Todd, of Los Angeles, 1897 (died, 1908).

Harvey Daniel Colby

Patience (Wheeler) Colby

Delphina Todd