Author: J. W. Ferrill
Born: October 31, 1879, Texas.
Died: May 13, 1975, Park Place Nursing Home, Mart, Texas.
Buried: Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, Texas.
James W. Ferrill was born on Oct. 31, 1879, and raised on a farm at Davis Prairie near Thornton in Limestone County, TX, outside of Grosbeck and about thirty miles east of Waco. His family were members of the church of Christ, and he became a Christian too. At about age fifteen he began his study of music under J. E. Thomas and Franklin L. Eiland. After graduating from North Texas Normal College at Denton, TX, where he received his teacher’s degree, he began conducting singing schools with his first one at Forace Chapel near Grosbeck in 1901.
Continuing to teach singing schools regularly fr… Go to person page >