1878–circa 1969

Introduction

Born: Sep­tem­ber 11, 1878, East­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: 1968 or 1970, Clare­mont, Ca­li­for­nia.

Biography

Edith was the daugh­ter of James Tho­mas and Eunice Dean Drake.

She was ed­u­cat­ed at Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty, and at the Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry School of Sac­red Mu­sic, New York Ci­ty.

She taught mu­sic and wor­ship at Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty (1918–32), di­rect­ed church school mu­sic at Christ Church Me­thod­ist in New York Ci­ty, and co-found­ed the Miss Tho­mas Pre­pa­ra­to­ry School in Col­lings­wood, New Jer­sey.

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