Note: D.A.R. Information:12
Klein, Mrs. George (Florence Goodman) descendant of Elijah Calloway, NC, national number 331629. Peace Pipe Chapter --- Denver, Co.211. Frank GOODMAN.12 Born ca 1884.28 Frank was living in Chicago, Illinois as of Oct 1931.28
|i.||Carl28 (ca 1913~ aft 1931)|
|ii.||Susan28 (ca 1915~ aft 1931)|
DEATH OF MRS. ROBERT ZEMPEL214. Metta Caroline GOODMAN.12 Born ca 1890.28 Metta Caroline died after Oct 1931.28 Alia/AKA: "Aunt Mett."12
Early Saturday morning, the people of our community were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Robert Zempel, Jr., which occurred at nine o'clock, Oct. 17, 1931.
Death resulted from heart trouble, with which she had been afflicted for several years.
Harriet Mae Goodman was born on a farm near Bryant, April 7, 1888. She was a daughter of Alexander and Adeline Wilcoxen Goodman. Early in life, her father died and the home was broken, after which she lived with her uncle, Jerry Wilcoxen and family until her marriage to Robert Zempel, Jr., of this city, which occurred at Fort Madison, IA, April 5, 1910. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Walter Kline, pastor of the Christian church.
When quite young, she united with the Christian church of this city, of which Rev. Kline was then pastor. After her marriage, she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church.
She lived a true Christian life and was a devoted wife and mother.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her devoted husband and two children, Carl, who is now attending Knox college, and Susan Zempel, at home. Also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. George Klein (Florence Goodman), Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Ralph Frank (Lois Goodman), Mrs. Ralph Hawkins (Metta Goodman), Mrs. Frances Thomas (Frances Moody) of Asheville, NC; Frank Goodman, Chicago; Charles Goodman, Spokane, Wash.; and Minor Goodman, Peoria, with a host of relatives and friends who are left to mourn her loss.
Six years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Zempel and children went to Asheville, NC to visit her mother and sisters, and while there, Mrs. Zempel's mother died very suddenly of a heart attack.
The funeral services were held at the home yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. WR Shull and Rev. Walter Kline of Petersburg. The home was filled to overflowing with friends come to do her the sad honor. Business houses of the city were closed during the hours of the services.
Mrs. Grier Hanson and Mrs. C.V. Groat sang very tenderly and sweetly "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me," and "My Jesus as Thou Wilt" with George Proctor at the piano. Many beautiful floral offerings were in evidence.
All that was mortal of Mrs. Zempel was borne out to Oak Hill cemetery to rest. Messrs. Dean Depler, Clyde Eskridge, Tom Miles, Glenn Riley, Leon Barrett, Walter Reese and Alva Rasmussen acted as pallbearers.
Those in charge of the flowers were Mesdames L.J. Boyd, H.S. Bordner, Whitnah Campbell, Dean Depler, R.T. Ewan and Glenn Ratcliff.
|ii.||Charles Minor12 (1924-)|
The pictures on the wall in the library in the home of Charles Minor Frank, were of Marshall Ney Willcoxen (Grandma [Lois Alexandria Goodman] Frank's grandfather) and Harriet Laswell Willcoxen (Grandma Frank's grandmother).The following has been contributed by Lois Alexandria's granddaughter Mary Kay Frank Armstrong, based on information she collected verbally from her grandmother in the late 1960s or early 1970s:12
Notes taken from Grandma (Lois Alexandria Goodman) Frank are as follows:The following are two wedding announcements, the birth announcement for their son, and one other newspaper clipping for Florence Georgia Lakey and Robert Cornelius Frank, the parents of Ralph Raymond Frank:28
Marshall Ney Willcoxen -- was a farmer. Owned a large farm in Fulton Co., Illinois. It was 200 miles to Chicago. Grandma said he was a kind man. He spoiled her. She remembers standing on a stepping stool behind him while he was sitting and combing/brushing his hair. He liked her to do this. Harriet Laswell Willcoxen -- she was kind but stern. She had a beautiful flower garden and had a great passion for flowers. She kept the gate shut to the garden. Grandma remembers getting into trouble for going into the garden. Grandma Frank also loved flowers of all kinds.
Grandma's comments about her aunts and uncles (children of the above):
They had 14 children, two sets of twins. Boy twins died at childbirth.
Maggie and Ina were the girl twins and were married on the same day to Seth Farwell (Maggie) and William Repass (Ina). The Repass family lived in Tennessee and farmed.
Aunt Flora -- was very artistic; made hats
Aunt Amelia -- oldest; beautiful and fat
Uncle George -- lived on the Marshall N. Willcoxen farm; married Sylva who raised turkeys on this farm; had a daughter Harriet, who was an artist and wrote books and rhymes;
Uncle Calvin -- "Calley"-- was a bachelor, schoolteacher in Fulton Co.; he raised horses; his pet name for Grandma Frank was "Pipestems" because of her skinny legs. He tried to rescue a girl dying in a pond; he died young; Uncle Ney -- was a farmer. He had an orchard and sold pigs. He made a lot of money but he was an alcoholic.
Charlotte Adeline Willcoxen (Grandma's mother) was one of the oldest kids. She was a housewife and was small. Only 98 pounds. She could stand under her husband's outstretched arm.
Harvey Alexander Goodman married Charlotte A. Willcoxen. He was from NC, near Boone, in the town of Jefferson, NC. He went to Illinois to work on a big farm. He was hired on Marshall Ney Willcoxen's plantation. He built a house on the plantation. He and Charlotte had seven children: Florence, Frank, Charles, Mae, Met, Minor, and Lois. When Grandma was 2 days old, he died. He was 36 years old. He died from a "blood clot". He got overheated working on a thrashing machine cutting wheat. Frances was Grandma's half sister. Her mother married Frank Moody. Unfortunately, he died 6 months after they were married of "typhoid pneumonia".
Grandma says all the Goodman men were tall (over 6 feet). Charlotte didn't care for her husband's parents and didn't visit them much. Mandy was one of Harvey Alexander Goodman's sisters. A half brother of H.A. Goodman made the cherry doll cabinet that we have in the Mary Katherine Frank Armstrong family.
Lakey-FrankThe following are two obituaries for Robert Cornelius Frank, the father of Ralph Raymond Frank:28
A Popular Asheville Printer Married Today.
Robt. C. Frank was married at 12 o'clock today to Miss Florence G. Lakey, of this city. The marriage was at the residence of J.M. McCanless, an uncle of the bride, at No. 79 Blanton Street, and was very quiet, only a few friends of the contracting parties being present. Rev. John C. Troy, pastor of Riverside M.E. church south, performed the ceremony. After a dinner at the house of Mr. McCanless the couple left on the east bound train for a visit to friends and relatives. They will return to this city in few days to make their home here.
Mr. Frank is a compositor, having worked in Asheville printing offices for a long time. He is well known here and is one of the most popular members of the Typographical Union. He and his bride have The Citizen's best wishes.
On the 24th inst., the day before Christmas, Mr. Robert C. Frank and Miss Florence G. Lakey were united in marriage. The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's uncle, Mr. J.M. McCanless, 79 Blanton street. The Rev. Jno. C. Troy, of Riverside Methodist Church, performed the ceremony. We heartily congratulate Mr. Frank, who is a valued employee in The Democrat office, and is one of the most popular members of the Asheville Typographical Union. We wish him and his bride ? life of happiness and contentment.
******The president of the Asheville typographical union, Robt. C. Frank, who is also foreman of The Citizen composing room, rejoices over the arrival of a jolly twelve-pound printer, at his home on Hill street. The little fellow was born on Sunday morning. Mother and son are doing well, while the father is too happy for anything.
******Sept. 27, 1905
At her new home on Phifer street, into which she had just moved, Mrs. R.C. Frank was surprised with a "pound party" last evening. The surprise was given by the printers of the city, their wives, and other friends of Mrs. Frank. Quite a variety of things useful about the house were presented by Mrs. Frank's friends, and the occasion was a most pleasant one for all.
DEATH THIS MORNING OF ROBERT C. FRANKThe following is the wedding announcement for Cornelius F. Frank and Eliza Jane Waldrop, the parents of Robert Cornelius Frank and the grandparents of Ralph Raymond Frank:28
Sudden Demise of a Well Known Young Man of This City -- Heart Failure Cause -- Funeral May 15, 1905
Robert C. Frank, died this morning at 7:40 o'clock at his home, 177 South Main street, of heart failure. Mr. Frank had been unwell for the past two days but his illness was in no wise serious and his sudden death this morning will come as a shock to his many friends in this city. He was 35 years of age, a native of Asheville; had been identified with the newspapers of the city for the past 20 years and was a moving spirit among the labor organizations here. The funeral services will be conducted from the late residence tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, Rev. R. F. Campbell, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. The interment will be at Riverside. Surviving are a widow and one son, Ralph Frank; a brother, W. C. Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. G. F. Poor and Mrs. O.E. Cole.
******R.C. FRANK DIED HERE YESTERDAY Worked in Asheville for the Past Twenty Years
Prominently Connected With the Newspapers of the City and With the Typographical Union.
Robert C. Frank, age 35 years, one of the best known and most expert printers in Asheville and Western North Carolina, died yesterday morning at 7:40 o'clock at his home, 177 South Main street, of heart failure. For several days preceding his death Mr. Frank had not been well, but his illness was not considered dangerous and his death came as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances.
He was a native of Asheville and for the past twenty years had been connected with the newspapers of the city and prominently identified with the typographical union. At one time, when The Citizen was published as an afternoon paper, Mr. Frank was foreman of the shop, and at the time Mr. McQuilkin, publisher of the Inland Printer, lived in Asheville he was prominently connected with the French Broad Press, also owned by the same gentleman, and was responsible for much of the artistic work which was executed by this concern and used in other cities.
Mr. Frank leaves a widow and one son, Ralph Frank; a brother, W.C. Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. G. F. Poor and Mrs. O. E. Cole. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the family residence and the interment will be at Riverside. The Rev. R. F. Campbell, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Typographical Union No. 263 met yesterday afternoon and the following members were designated to act as pallbearers: M.L. Stockton, E.W. Whitesides, O.H. Deal, Frank Turner, R. W. Gurley and J. L. Goodwin.
MARRIEDThe following are the obituary and a biography from newspaper clippings for Cornelius F. Frank, the father of Robert Cornelius Frank and the grandfather of Ralph Raymond Frank:28
On Sunday, November 18th, 1866, by Rev. John Reynolds, Mr. Cornelius F. Frank, of Asheville, to Miss Eliza Jane Waldrop, of Buncombe.
CORNELIUS FRANK DIESThe following is the obituary for Eliza Jane Waldrop, the wife of Cornelius F. Frank. They were the parents of Maggie, Anna, Will C., and Robert Cornelius Frank, and the grandparents of Ralph Raymond Frank:28
A Well Known Asheville Printer Passes Away.
The typographical fraternity, as well as many others in this city, was saddened this morning by the fatal close of the long illness which had so long prostrated the above gentleman. He died at 8 o'clock, at his residence on College street.
Mr. Frank's had long been a familiar name and face in Asheville. If not born here, at least his life had been spent here, from boyhood to be found in the printing office, and at the age of 57, dying almost in harness, an industrious, accurate and intelligent compositor.
His industry, patience and kindness of disposition always assured steady employment up to the time when the hand of infirmity and disease was laid heavily and inexorably upon him. He had many friends and leaves a large circle to lament sincerely the summons which has called him away.
Cornelius F. Frank was born in Rowan county, this state, January 14, 1835, was married in 1865 to Miss Eliza Waldrop, of this county. Has been working in Asheville printing offices for the past forty-seven years having commenced in the office of the Asheville News in 1845, then published by Rev. Thos. Atkin. He leaves a father and four children.
The funeral services over the remains will be conducted at the residence, No. 278 College street, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, by Rev. C.W. Byrd, pastor of Central Methodist church. The interment will be at Riverside cemetery.
******Some Community News
Editor of The Times:
This might be of interest to the public.
Cornelius Franks, who lived and died near the old water filter on College Street, was the first typesetter for the press of The AshevilleCitizen in Asheville, N.C.
In Fact, he set the first type in Asheville and he was the father of two boys who were printers, namely, Robert and Will Franks, all dead now.
He was the father of two girls, whose names were Anner and Maggie. Anner married George F. Poore who operated the first electric street car run in the city. This was in January or February 1889.
He was at that time operating an electric machine that printed The Asheville Citizen for Mr. Randolph and Mr. Kerr, and when he operated the first street car I believe Mr. Sherrill, Mr. Brown and John Drake took charge of the line. Their names were not mentioned a few days ago as being the first to operate the cars.
The reason I am mentioning this is because such men are patriarchs, they helped to lay the foundation for the improvements that we now enjoy and have not been forgotten.
George F. Poore has been dead four years. He was married twice. First to Anner E. Franks and the second time to the sister of his first wife, Mrs. Maggie Cole, the widow of Oscar Cole.
ObituaryThe following are two obituaries for Oscar E. Cole, who was the husband of Maggie Frank, a daughter of Cornelius F. Frank and Eliza Jane Waldrop. Maggie Frank was an aunt of Ralph Raymond Frank:28
Mrs. Eliza Jane Frank, wife of Mr. Cornelius Frank, was born June 22nd, 1836, and died Aug 11th 1882. She made a profession of religion twenty two years ago, and from that time to the clcose of her life she lived a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Although she suffered intensely during her entire sickness, no murmur escaped her lips. She seemed impressed from the beginning that she would not recover, and so expressed herself to her family.
The thought of leaving her children seemed to bear heavily upon her, but being assured by her mother they should be cared for appeared resigned to give them up.
In all the relations of life she filled her sphere to the best of her ability. As daughter, wife, and mother, she was faithful and true; as a neighbor and friend, kind, generous and sympathizing. "Those who knew her best loved her most," and feel assured that their loss is her eternal gain. She leaves a husband and four children, but they sorrow not as those who have no hope.
Asleep in Jesus; blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep.
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.
DEATH OF Oscar E. ColeThe following are two obituaries and one other newspaper clipping for J. Alexander Franks, who was the father of Cornelius F. Frank, the grandfather of Robert Cornelius Frank, and the great-grandfather of Ralph Raymond Frank:28
He was 26 Years of Age and Was Formerly on The Citizen Force.
Telegrams received here yesterday afternoon brought the sad intelligence of the death in Knoxville of Oscar E. Cole, formerly of Asheville. Death was sudden as none of Mr. Cole's relatives here knew that he was ill.
Mr. Cole was 26 years of age. He was an excellent young man, and was for years one of The Citizen's force. For the past six years he had been with the printing house of S. B. Newman and Co., Knoxville. On the 10th of August, 1891, he married Miss Maggie Dora Frank, sister of Foreman Robert C. Frank of The Citizen Mergenthaler room; Will C. Frank, and Mrs. George F. Poor of this city.
Mr. Cole's wife and two children survive. His death brings a double affliction upon the family, their second daughter having died only two or three weeks ago. Mr. Cole had many friends in Asheville who will be grieved by the news of his sudden death. He was a member of the Order of Red Men.
Mr. and Mrs. Will C. Frank went to Knoxville this morning. A telegram from him this morning stated that Mr. Cole's remains would be buried at Knoxville this afternoon.
Yesterday's telegram announcing Mr. Cole's death also stated that Mrs. Cole was very low.
******A Knoxville paper has the following:
"Bean and Clevell, the monument and tombstone dealers, are completing a fine monument for Sycamore camp No. 3, Woodmen of the World. It will be erected in Gray cemetery to the memory of a departed brother, Oscar E. Cole. The monument will be one of the finest it has yet erected. This fraternity places a monument to the grave of every departed brother." The Mr. Cole mentioned in this item was a brother-in-law of W. C. and R. C. Frank of this city.
Pioneer of Buncombe County Said to be Dying at ArdenThe following are two obituaries for Mrs. Barbara Franks, the wife of J. Alexander Franks, They were the parents of Cornelius F. Frank, grandparents of Robert Cornelius Frank and the great-grandparents of Ralph Raymond Frank:28 Cornelius F. Frank was the only child of Barbara and J. Alexander Franks.12
Mr. Alexander Frank is reported as being in a dying condition at his home at Arden and his grandchildren of this city, Mrs. RF Poor, Mrs. OE Cole, and WC and RC Frank, have gone to his bedside. Mr. Frank is 96 years of age, having been born in 1808. He is a North Carolinian by birth and has lived in Buncombe county since 1834. His home until ten years ago was at Pearson bridge from which place he moved to his present residence, near Arden.
Mr. Frank is one of the oldest men in this county and is very well known in Asheville.
******DEATH LAST NIGHT OF ALEXANDER FRANKS
One of Buncombe's Oldest Citizens Passes Away After a Long Illness - Large Number of Decendants.
Alexander Frank of Busbee died last night after a lingering illness. Mr. Frank was perhaps the oldest citizen of Buncombe county, being at the time of his death over 98 years of age. A number of children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren survive. The grandchildren living in Asheville are: Robert C. Frank, Will C. Frank, Mrs. George Poore (Anna Frank) and Mrs. O.E. Cole (Maggie Frank). The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from the New Salem Church near Busbee.
******Mr. Alexander Frank died at his home at Busbee Friday night at the age of 98 years. He is thought to have been at the time of his death the oldest citizen of the county.
Mr. Frank had many descendants. Among his grandchildren are Robert C. Frank, WC Frank, Mrs. George Poore, and Mrs. OE Cole.
The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from New Salem church.
His grand children will leave this morning to attend the funeral.
Death of Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Barbara Frank, one of the best known residents of Asheville, died this morning at 1:45, at her home, No. 278 College street. Heart disease was the cause of her death, which was rather sudden. Mrs. Frank was 76 years old and was greatly respected and beloved by all with whom she came in contact. She had lived in Buncombe county for about 50 years, 40 of which she has been in Asheville. She joined the Methodist church when young and was a faithful and consistent member of it. She was a member of the Central Methodist church, south, in this city.
She had charge of the infant class in the Sunday school of that church for a number of years, and had under her teaching a large number of those who are now among Asheville's best business men. The funeral services will be conducted at her late residence by Rev. G.C. Rankin, her pastor, tomorrow at 10 a.m. The interment will take place at Riverside cemetery.
At her residence, 278 College Street, this city, Wednesday morning, 18th inst., Mrs. Barbara Frank. She was born in Rowan county January 14, 1814, moved to Buncombe in 1840, where she has since resided; was manager of the Wayside Hospital at this place during the war, and her ministrations to the sick and wounded can never be forgotten. She has been a consistent member of the M.E. Church South for more than 60 years. A son and four grand-children survive her, with hosts of friends who sincerely mourn her death. Verily, a good woman has gone to her reward. Funeral services were held at residence Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.