Antonica Usina Fairbanks
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Was born on 22 MAR 1915 in West Springfield, Mass.
**From the Delaware School of Music Catalog - listed under Faculty -
ANTONICA FAIRBANKS is a resident of Swarthmore, Pa., where she has been
teaching piano since 1936. She is a graduatet of the Peabody Conservatory
of Music where she held the 3-year Colston Piano Scholarship, majoring in
Piano and Pedagogy with Eliza Woods and Harmony with Gustav Strube. Later
she attended the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in (actually just
studied) Composition under Harl MacDonald and was graduated from there
with a Bachelor of Music degree. While continuing her teaching she
studied Piano with Gordon Stanley and Ernest Hutcheson at the Julliard
Institute and at Chautauqua, N.Y. At present Miss Fairbanks is
accompanist for the Delaware Saengerbund and the Arden singers.
**The following is the wedding announcement in the Delaware "Journal"
Nov. 19, 1955.**
"Miss Antonica Fairbanks Bride of Frank J. Canova"
Well known musician and advertising man to live in Woodcrest after
In our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Morton, Pa., at 9am today
Miss Antonica Fairbanks, daughter of Mrs. A. U. Fairbanks of Swarthmore,
Pa., became the bride of Mr. Frank J. Canova of Wilmington. The nuptial
mass was celebrated by the Rev. Peter J. Cruise. Altar boys were Paul C.
Tigue, Jr. of Wilmington and Michael Fairbanks of Swarthmore, a nephew
of the bride.
Mrs. William H. King of Glenn Falls, N.Y. was matron of honor for her
sister. Mr. Canova's son, Mr. Jude T. Canova was best man. Ushers were
Mr. Anthony M. Fairbanks, brother of the bride, of Swarthmore, and Mr.
James Durbrow of Wilmington.
Mr. Charles M. Fairbanks of Havertown, Pa., escorted his sister. She wore
a street length dress of Dior blue satin with matching hat and carried a
prayer book with white camelias and streamers.
Mrs. King was dressed in lavender taffeta with matching feathered hat and
corsage of white camellias.
Solos were given by Mr. William Killhour of Devon, Pa.
A wedding breakfast for relatives and out-of-town guests followed at the
Ingleneuk, Swarthmore. The couple will reside at 607 Curtis Avenue,
Woodcrest, after a wedding trip to Virginia.
Mrs. Canova is well known in music circles both in this city and
Swarthmore. She teaches piano at Delaware School of Music and conducts a
studio in Swarthmore. Mr. Canova is the advertising department manager at
Hercules Powder Company.
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