Frank Wooster was a St Louis ragtime composer and publisher of a handful of rags the best known of which being The Black Cat Rag (1905) which he co-authored with Ethyl B. Smith
The Black Cat Rag was dedicated to Miss Bessie Wood Stewart. The Black Cat Rag was originally published by Frank Wooster Co., St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Wooster later sold this rag to John Stark, Scott Joplin's publisher also of St Louis. It was widely known and still performed and recorded today.