Charles Clinton Case, 1843-1918
Born: June 6, 1843, Linesville, Pennsylvania.
Died: December 1, 1918, Oberlin, Ohio.
When Case was about four years old, his family moved to Gustavus, Ohio, where he lived the rest of his life. Case’s father was an accomplished violinist, and his grandfather, a American revolutionary war veteran, taught vocal music. By the time Charles was nine years old, a neighbor gave him a small violin which he mastered long before he could read music. At age 16, he began to go to singing school (without his parents’ consent), borrowing the money from a neighbor.
His first vocal music instructor was a Mr. C. A. Be… Go to person page >