|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||
|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|
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
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|
|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
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