FRANK, James, farmer, was born in Halifax township, Dauphin county, Pa., in 1856. He is a son of Jacob and Catherine (Whitman) Frank. They had six children, of whom David and Henry are deceased. Those living are : Barbara, widow of John H. Yiengst, who had two children ; James ; Sarah, wife of William G. Gier, and Frederick.
James Frank was educated in the district schools of Halifax township. He then worked on his fatherís farm until he was twenty-three years of age. He then engaged in farming on his own account, and has made this his occupation since that time. He resided up to 1878 in his native township ; he then removed to Middle Paxton township, and after a residence of one year to Lower Paxton township. After residing there eight years he removed to Susquehanna township, and located on the farm owned by Alfred Crum, where he has since conducted his farming operations.
He was married, October 24, 1885 to Mary, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Blessing. They have had two children, Harvey D. and William. In political views Mr. Frank is Democratic. He and his family are members of the Reformed church. Mr. Frank is a successful farmer, because he is full of energy and enterprise, and carries on his work with unflagging industry and by intelligent methods. Better than success is the good name and good will won from his neighbors by his upright character and friendly disposition.
Jacob and Elizabeth (Landis) Blessing had nine children : Mary, Mrs. Frank ; John ; Elizabeth, wife of Ira Hoover ; Elmer ; Agnes, wife of James Ensinger ; Levi, Clara, Alice, and Amanda. The mother died April 14, 1887. The father is still living.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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