Oscar Henry Frank

8 August 1871–14 July 1951 (Age 79)
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Oscar Henry

Oscar Henry Frank was born on 8 August 1871, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States as the son of Jacob Frank and Lothe. He married Florence L Folck on 30 October 1897, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Election District T, Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 14 July 1951, in Colorado, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Henry Frank
1871–1951
Florence L Folck
1874–1951
Marriage: 30 October 1897

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 October 1897
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Frank

    MaleMale

    Lothe

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 21

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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)

  • Oscar Frank, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oscar Frank, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oscar H Frank, "United States Census, 1910"

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