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 August King-Smith

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August King-Smith

  • Birth 1884 York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1959 District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Montrose lot 31
  • Memorial ID 81677280

He studied music in Paris, France and was the organist for a church known as 'The American Church', later doing the same thing for another church in Washington, D.C. for many years.

According to numerous articles in the Washington Post, August and Grayce King-Smith ran several schools at different locations in the city over the years and taught many divergent subjects, such as drama, writing, and painting. Most courses dealt with the performing arts. The 1st was a music studio which opened in 1921. One story dealt with the then equivalent of 'helicopter moms' and its effects on the young students.

Another talked of how the daughter of the late poet Robert Frost, Lesley was once on staff. And famed dancer Martha Graham held numerous classes as a guest instructor. There were many other well known figures associated with the school over it's lifetime.

At one location on S street N.W. the Post on Dec. 20th, 1942 ran a story about them filing for bankruptcy. And on Aug. 24th, 1947, a new school was opening elsewhere in the city. In 1949 the schools closed for good but August continued teaching voice lessons at his home.


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  • Created by: Fred Sanford
  • Added: 7 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81677280
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August King-Smith (1884–19 Apr 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81677280, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Fred Sanford (contributor 46577478) .