Individual Record 11

Name}   Hancock, Frank Thomas Family History} Hancock              
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 18 Dec 1869 Place} Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Marr.: Date} Exa   23 Sep 1891 Place} Thedford, Lambton, Ontario     (Link)
Marr.: Date} Exa     3 Oct 1904 Place} Napa, Napa, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   10 Apr 1951 Place} Community Hospital, San Mateo, San Mateo, California
Burial: Date} Exa   13 Apr 1951 Place} IOOF Cemetery, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, California
 Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 709 = 1871 GBR cen
Source 2} 937 = Passenger list
Source 3} 100 = 1891 CAN cen
Source 4} 169 = Tax record
Source 5} 757 = Marriage rec
Source 6} 119 = Obituaries
Source 7}   25 = 1910 USA cen
Source 8} 758 = Geog history
Source 9} 689 = Letter
Source 10}  85 = Family hstry
Source 11}  84 = Town directy
Source 12}210 = Marriage rec
Source 13}170 = Invitation
Source 14}299 = 1920 USA cen
Source 15}747 = 1930 USA cen
Source 16}  11 = Death certif
Source 17}756 = Obituary
Source 18}  83 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Thomas Hancock & Mary Anne Howells
   Relationship No.}   20
1st Household No.} 131 = Alcester, Dorset, England
      Occupation 1} Carpenter
       Occupation 2} Farmer
  Religion/Church} Salvation Army
Spouses:   Prime} Fisher, Mary Ellen (Ella)
                              Hicks, Caroline Maud (Carrie)
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  At the age of 3, Frank left England with his parents and siblings on the S.S. Arragon and arrived in New York on 9 May 1873.

Frank married in 1891 and was a chicken farmer in Bosanquet Township (near Forest), Ontario.  He and his wife Mary Ellen were active in the Salvation Army.  Frank later moved his family to Point Edward then to Wallaceburg, Ontario, where his wife Mary died of Typhoid fever in 1902 at age 31.  Frank and their eldest daughter were also sick with the disease, but both recovered.
Immediately thereafter, Frank with his five young children, from 10 years down to 20 months, made the long move to California.  After a brief stay in Corning with his parents, he settled in Napa and became a carpenter.  Two of his daughters were sent to live with other families.

Frank married his second wife in 1904 in Napa and apparently remained there at least to Christmas 1911.

But Frank was attracted to the planned new community of Granada, California, which was very heavily promoted as a paradise beginning with the commencement in June 1908 of Ocean Shore Railroad service from San Francisco.  Sometime after April 1910, Frank rented a new house, built in 1909, at 338 Almeria Avenue in North Granada and moved his family there from Napa.

Frank bought property, probably an undeveloped lot, in Granada that was recorded on 2 Jun 1911 (Block 202, page 145).

Frank listed his occupation in the 1920 census as laborer - odd jobs.  He was then renting property at "458" in the Denniston Precinct.  He was listed as an Alien and not naturalized.

Frank continued to reside in Granada until his death in 1951.  People talked of the faith of an old-timer named Frank Hancock who lived in a gray house on the hill and "watched a dream city fade away, but he goes around with a smile now, because he sees interest in his locality resurrected."
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 10:05 P.M. Fraternal/Social} Odd Fellows
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Frank circa 1901
      and  Frank in 1916
Immigr'n Date} 1902 Port} Detroit
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} None
Health Condition} Arteriosclerosis
  Cause of Death} Cerebral hemorage
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 10 Nov 2006
Date Created}  18 Jun  1994
Copyright © 2005 - 2006 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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