Born: April 16, 1852, Grand Plank, Michigan.
Died: 1925, Genesee County, Michigan.
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Linden, Michigan.
Henry was the son of Henry Carlton Fairbank.
He graduated from the University of Michigan. For many years, he headed the music department at Chicago Normal College.
He also owned a farm on the Richmond road just east of Saugatuck, Michigan.
The Music News, Volume 11, number 12, (Chicago, Illinois: May 30, 1913), page 7, stated Fairbank and Elsie Janet French had collaborated on the song Hummingbird, which was to be performed at the Chicago Sunday School Association’s annual concert.
The article mentioned The Soldier Lover and Peace to the World as other compositions by these co-workers.
If you know where to get a good photo of Fairbank (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?