[joe-frank-list] Theodore Frank

russellbell at gmail.com russellbell at gmail.com
Sun Sep 8 06:36:34 PDT 2019

	'Theodore Frank' and 'Frederica Langerman' married on 1945
April 28, record number 9885.  On 1948 May 27 they arrived on the SS
America from Le Havre; he's 42, she's 37 (corrected from 38 by hand).
The only Theodore Frank that has the right birth date is the one born
on 1906 April 24.
	He appears in the censuses of 1910, 1930, and 1940 as the son
of Charles and Jennie (or Jenny) Frank.  In 1930 they are born in
Russia, in 1930 in Poland, in 1940 in New York (father) and Germany
(mother).  In 1910 some of Poland *was* in the Russian empire; in 1930
Poland was independent; Germany annexed Poland in 1939 - so almost all
of these can be correct.  The ages and names match.  Theodore has a
brother and sister: Dora, 5 years older; Alexander, 3 years older.
Theodore is still living with his parents in 1940.  The 1920 census
seems to have missed them.
	He was drafted 1942 July 28, had '3 years of college', worked
as 'Salesmen and sales agents, except to consumers', was single and
childless, served as private in the signal corps.
	In the 1949 phone directory, he lived at 300 Central Park West
(nice!), the same address as Ben & Frieda Passweg, Frederica's brother
or cousin and his wife.
	He died on 1995 January 3 or 4, last residence Lake Worth,
Florida (where 'The Fountains' of 'A pact with god'/'A death in the
family' is set).  Frederica is in the directories of Lake Worth in
2008 and 2009.  Perhaps Joe moved her to Santa Monica at the end of
her life; perhaps she lived in Santa Monica earlier but decided to go
back to Florida.

	I find no record of him under the name Freddy, nor evidence of
a middle name. 

russell bell

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