Edythe Zella Frank

4 September 1883–16 June 1953 (Age 69)
Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edythe Zella

When Edythe Zella Frank was born on 4 September 1883, in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States, her father, John W. Frank, was 40 and her mother, Eliza Haines, was 38. She married George Suydam Brokaw on 12 April 1905, in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States. She lived in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Charlotte, Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 16 June 1953, at the age of 69, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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George Suydam Brokaw
Edythe Zella Frank
Marriage: 12 April 1905

Spouse and Children

12 April 1905
Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John W. Frank


    Eliza Haines




    Myrtie Mae Frank



    Walter S Frank


    Cora D Frank



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or regional name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, a Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I ( c. 466–511 ) and Charlemagne ( 742–814 ), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name. The term Frank in eastern Mediterranean countries was used, in various vernacular forms, to denote the Crusaders and their descendants, and the American surname may also be an Americanized form of such a form.2 English, Dutch, German, etc.: from the personal name Frank, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank. This also came be used as an adjective meaning ‘free’, ‘open-hearted’, ‘generous’, deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. It was also used as a Jewish personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edythe Brokaw in household of Richard D Houseman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edythe Brokaw in household of George S Brokaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edythe Brokaw in household of George Brokaw, "United States Census, 1930"

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