John W. and Emma E. (Davis) Frank, father Alonzo Frank, 9 North 48 West



Carol Shaw worte in 1999 "Alonzo FRANK and his wife, Roseltha, children Charles b. 1869, Fred A. b. 1871, John Wesley b. 1874 moved to NE Colorado around 1880. Alonzo was living in Colorado in 1890 and 1898 when he applied for Civil War Veterans benefits. In 1890 he purchased 6 plots at the Holyoke Cemetery. Those graves are still not marked, however, it is believed that there are people buried in at least 2 of them. Charles FRANK is only mentioned in the Civil War records, so could he be buried in Holyoke? Seems odd that someone would buy cemetery plots before they bought a home!
In 1891 Alonzo bought a house near Haxtun 4 miles N and 2 miles W of County Line. His son Fred A. FRANK and wife, Lovina "Vina" had the following children born in Colorado: James H. b. 1892, Lonnie b. 1895, John R. b. 1896, Bess b. 1898, Fred b. 1899. In 1906 John Wesley Frank married Emma Ellen BURGESS DAVIS at Sterling. John was farming at that time. Shortly after the marriage John and his new wife moved on to California. About 1907 Alonzo Frank and his wife moved to Emporia, KS.
Emma was the daughter of William A. BURGESS and Adaline "Addie" Amanda Layton. Addie left her husband about 1890 and went with James A. DAVIS. She took her three daughters with her and left 2 sons in Colorado Springs with William. We have no record of a marriage to James DAVIS. They lived in a wagon and picked up work where ever they found it, mostly in NE Colorado. Emma and her sister, Olive, seemed to use the last name of DAVIS at times instead of BURGESS. "
Fred Frank casho-claimed 93 acres in 6, 8N 47W, Phillips County.

In 1900 Phillips County, Colorado, James Davis 39 and Adie A. 39, both born in Illinois, have Emma E. May 1883 and Olive June 1888, both girls born in COlorado.
Mr. John W. Frank and Miss Emma E. Davis were married at the home of Rev. G.L. Boroughs at Sterling, May 10, 1906. Both parties are of Haxtun and are well known in that vicinity, and have a host of friends who wish them happiness and prosperity. Mr. Frank is one of the most successful farmers of Phillips County. The young couple will make their home on their farm near Haxtun. The Republican extends congratulations and best wishes. - Sterling Republican.
Olive C. Davis married Eldridge Atkins August 22, 1906, recorded in Logan COunty, Colorado.

John proved up a quarter in 23, 9N 48W in 1908.

Alonzo proved up a quarter in 6, 8N 47W, Phillips County, in 1901.

In 1910 Lyon County, Kansas, John W. is a carpenter, 35, born in Illinois, Emma 23, with Grace 1 born in California.

In 1915 Lyon County, Kansas, J.W. Frank is 46, E.E. 28, with G. L. 6, H. M. 4, W.A. 1, and C.A. six months.
Roseltha (Sharp) Frank 1846-1918 is buried in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.
In 1920 Geary County, Kansas, they have Grace L. 10, Hazel M. 9, William A. 6, Chester A. 5, and father Alonzo A. 71, born in New York.
John Wesley Frank 1874-1922 is buried in Wichita, Kansas, per # 33258395.

Alonzo Frank, per # 59676359, is buried in San Diego, California 1844-1932.
June 8, 1932 Emporia "Alonzo Frank, 91-year-old Civil War veteran and father of P. A. Frank, 625 Arundel, died Tuesday, night in the naval hospital at San Diego, Calif. Mr. Frank had been sick only a short time. No funeral rrangements have been made, but the body probably will be brought to Emporia for services and interment. Mr. Frank lived in Emporia from 1906 until about 10 years ago, when he moved to San Diego. "
Chester Albert Frank born Oct 23, 1914 in Kansas, died June 26 1993 in San Bernardino County, mother Burgess. He's buried in Covina, California # 94389321.


One tree said Hazel married Hubert Shaw, and is buried in Oklahoma City 1910-1991 # 18476222.
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1908 Emporia - must be another John Frank... "Mrs. Mattie Frank Dead
Mrs. Mattie Frank, wife, of John W. Frank, carpenter, of No. 6 Merchant street died Sunday, as the result of heart trouble. She had been sick for two years, although not seriously ill all of this time. Mattie Brooks was born September 16, 1868,- Eagle creek, seventeen miles southeast of Emporia. In 1872 she went with her parents to Iowa, where she was married in 1886 to John W. Franks Franks returned from Missouri to Lyon county, and settled on a farm in the Chicago Mound neighborhood. They lived at Chicago Mound until two years ago, when they moved to town, living at 18 Cottonwood street. A short time ago Mr. Frank bought the place at No. 6 Merchant street, where the family now lives. Besides her husband, Mrs. Franks leaves five children; the youngest four years of age: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James 11. 'Brooks, of 1,323 Center street, a sister and a brother. The sister, Mrs. Minnie Whelan, lives at El Paso, Texas, and the brother, W. C. Brooks, lives four miles south and seven miles east of Madison."
The children are Albert, Clinton. Dora, Neal and James."

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