THE FRANK SIBLINGS
Gus & Dottie 1936
born on October 30, 1908. Gus dropped out of school after the 9th
grade. Dottie was in Jo’s Sunday School
Class. She introduced Gus to
Dottie. They dated for about a year
before they got married. They got
married January 9, 1936. He worked for the Swiss Bank and worked
himself up to Vice President. They had
two girls, Judith and Wendy. He died on March 23, 1994,
Helen Frank 1952
born on December 24, 1910. Helen dropped out of school when she was
14. She went to work for the Beardsley
Co and gave most of her earnings to the family.
Helen loved to dance and went with Edna Eisler to Coney
Island to dance. She then
worked for a lawyer and then went to the Phone Company. Helen never married,
she dated a lot. One interest was Jack
Bart. Jack’s wife caught them once
fooling around in his office. He was
married, but they dated for years.
Another one was Fred Moore. Fred
wanted to marry her, but, she didn’t want to.
She retired in 1975. She died on
February 26, 2003.
Josephine & Alfred
Josephine Frank Bruggemann
born November 10, 1914. She graduated from High School a year early
in 1932. She went on vacation to Green
Lake in the Catskills in 1939. There she met Alfred Bruggemann and they
started dating. They got married June 21, 1941. She worked for Stewart Maurice, a lawyer
during the war while Alfred worked in a shipyard. After the war they moved to 8905
Rutledge Avenue, in Queens. She had three children, Gary, JoAnn and
Glen. Alfred died November 13, 1989 and she died September 20, 1997.
Maizie & Joseph
Marie “Maizie” Frank Richards
born on August 6, 1918. She graduated from High School in 1936. She worked in the legal department for
Metropolitan Life. Once when she was
around 18, Maizie flirted with a man in his 30’s who was painting the front of
the building. When he asked her out, she
said yes. Her father did not like her
dating a man that much older than her and when they returned home and were
saying goodnight, he came down in his long johns and chased him away.
She met Joseph Richards who was a
cousin of a friend of hers. She married
him on September 21, 1940. They moved to a one bedroom apartment in
1942. She had three children, Michael,
Peter and Maribeth. Joseph died in June
of 1975 and she died on April 7, 2002