Marie (Mamie) Zepf Frank
1886 - 1981
Marie was born on March 19, 1886. The family lived on
She went through school as far as the sixth grade. Later she worked in a sewing factory. She had a temper and it got her into a lot of fights.
Once she was assigned the task of watching her brother in a carriage on the sidewalk. She was playing jacks while rocking the carriage with her foot. The carriage got away from her and rolled into the street. A passerby notified her father at the store and she got into a lot of trouble.
She met her future husband, Michael (aka Bill), at a dance. They dated and then got married on January 26, 1908. They lived with his Mother and Sister until after Gus (August) was born. They had one boy (August) and four girls (Helen, Josephine, Maizie and Edna).
Mamie was very frugal. Before Bill was laid off during the depression, she did the shopping and always served good meals. She always put enough money away to pay for life insurance.
Mamie and her mother-in-law,
Barbara Pickle Frank had a strong disagreement as to where Gus should go to
school. Barbara insisted he go to a
In 1927, Mamie took her family to
see Charles Lindberg in a parade on
At Christmas time the Frank’s would celebrate by combining the old world with the new. On December 5th, the would hang their stockings and St Nicholas would fill them with an apple, an orange and various candies and cookies. Then on December 25th, they would get their presents. The kids would line up by age, (the youngest first) and go into the living room where their presents were grouped for each child.
Mamie and Bill used to fight a lot. Once she hit him with a sawed off broomstick and on another occasion she jabbed him with a paring knife.
Marie & Michael Frank
Bill died in February of 1950. She stayed on
She died on
Helen, Joseph, Maizie and Marie Frank 1958
Uncle Alfred, Marie Frank, Maribeth, Helen, Jay, Jo, & Maizie