Edwin Penrose Frank

Edwin Penrose Frank 1871-1932
Picture probably ca 1890

Wedding picture of Eva Adelia Taylor and Edwin Penrose Frank, 1902

My grandfather Edwin Frank was always known as 'Ed' and this gave rise to some confusion in the records because when people needed to write his formal name they tended to assume it was Edward and write it down that way.   But Edwin is correct.  He is also included in the group pictures of Penrose's four sons; to see these click the Penrose page at the bottom of this one.   Ed and Eva had two boys, Leland Abner Frank 1903-1979 and my father Laurence Keller Frank1906-2000.   Eva died in 1909 and Ed raised his boys alone though most of their childhoods; a good account of this is given in Laurence's 1997 book "To be Frank...".

These pictures below were probably taken soon after Eva's death:

Ed Frank and his sons Leland and Laurence Ed Frank's sons:  Laurence and Leland

Ed and Eva's sons as teenagers:

Leland Frank, about 1920 Laurence Frank, about 1920

In 1916 Ed Frank remarried, to Albertha Klipple (I think that this was her married name from a former husband; I do not know her maiden name), and had two more children, Wilson Sylvester 1917-1990; and Berniece 1922-.  I do not have childhood pictures of them.



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