Frederick Burton

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Frederick Russell Burton died suddenly at Lake Hopatcong NJ Oct 1 He was son of Rev William Smith and Sarah Evelyn Mason Burton and was born at Jonesville Mich Feb 28 1861 At graduation in 1882 he received highest honors in music and was Class Chorister His lifework has been music and literature while for many years he was in an editorial capacity on both Boston and New York papers He spent many summers among the Ojibway Indians north of Lake Superior and caught and recorded their music which was substantially as in aboriginal times and this has just been published in a volume entitled American Primitive Music He traveled in America and Europe with a band of these Indians exhibiting their music in halls and the Indians as a mark of good will adopted him into their tribe and gave him the Indian name Nb gaunneckahroh which means he who stands in front as many of the Indians first saw him in Chicago leading the orchestra He composed Hiawatha a cantata for mixed chorus soloists and orchestra which was performed in New York in 1898 He composed other pieces and was the author of several novels besides many magazine articles He was twice married and left a widow besides a son and two daughters.

The Harvard Graduates' Magazine (1882). Volume 18.

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