I Learned More about My Cousin Edna Frances Kemp, Yale Graduate, Organist and Teacher

Edna Frances Kemp (1890-1951) graduated from the Yale University School of Music in 1911.

I had this old yellowed newspaper clipping about her career in music and wanted to know more. This piano recital was held on 19 April 1936.

An article about Edna Rust, Stamford Advocate newspaper article 21 April 1936
Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut), 21 April 1936, page 14

Looking deeper into GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives, I found this article.

An article about Edna Rust, Daily Advocate newspaper article 10 November 1913
Daily Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut), 10 November 1913, page 9

Nice article. Edna married Leonard Willis Rust (1874-1935) on 16 October 1913 in Great Valley, Cattaraugus, New York.

Edna was the organist for the Maple Avenue Methodist Church in Stamford, Connecticut, and later she was also the organist for the First Church of Christ Scientist (Christian Science) in Stamford for 32 years.

She taught piano lessons in Stamford and Darien, Connecticut, and routinely gave recitals for many years.

For example, here is another newspaper article about a recital her students gave at the Congregational Church in Darien.

An article about Edna Rust, Daily Advocate newspaper article 12 February 1932
Daily Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut), 12 February 1932, page 21

I can see by the GenealogyBank search results that there are many more articles about my cousin and her lifelong career in music.

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