Wistful Wednesday: Frank and Mae: Part Two

The Frank and Mae saga continues..

 This is Mae when she graduated from Normal Teachers Training. She taught in several schools in the Becker and Hubbard County area before she married Frank. Photographers back then knew how to present a photograph!

Frank and Mae were married on June 29, 1911. Shortly after they were married they moved to Nehawka, Nebraska. Frank was a barber in that city for over fifty years. I am not sure if Mae taught school there or not. They never had any children.

I believe that they moved to Nebraska to be closer to Elizabeth her older sister, when Elizabeth moved to California.. Mae and Frank just stayed there in Nebraska.

Mae and Frank 1943. Far Guys parents probably visited them quite often when they lived in Omaha during the war.

 Frank and Mae outside of their home in Nehawka, Nebraska in 1957.

 Mae and Frank in an unknown year. Sadly or perhaps not so sadly they both died in the same year. Frank was first to depart on February 26, 1968 after what is noted as failing health for the past year. He was 82 years old. Mae died on December 12, 1968 suddenly after a short illness, she was 79 years old. I remember Far Guys parents going to Nebraska..they brought back some "things" and had a garage sale in Detroit Lakes in Grandma ( Franks sister)  and Grandpas ( Maes brother) Abbotts yard. I should have paid more attention.

I thought that more people would guess that Frank was a barber, although it would have been my last guess too…he had some wild looking styled hair in the early photographs:)

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2 Responses to Wistful Wednesday: Frank and Mae: Part Two

  1. Ann says:

    I notice his hair right away. He had a nice head of hair.

  2. TechnoBabe says:

    I would not guess a barber, and you are right he had quite a head of hair when he was young. It is a really nice picture of them as a young couple, I like the way the long chains were worn by the women then. The posing with him at the chair was a nice look back then too. I really like their house. That can’t be far from here where we are now. What a great story and they were married a long time.

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