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Frankie R. Howard
Original name: Frank Howard
Birth: Oct. 14, 1911
California, USA
Death: May 9, 1926
Willits
Mendocino County
California, USA

Folk Figure. Son of Charles Howard (owner of thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit). Frankie was fatally injured when he drove one of the family trucks on his father's Ridgewood Ranch in Mendocino County and the vehicle overturned into a canyon, crushing the teenager beneath. He was age 14. Mr. Howard, already nearing the end of his first marriage and practically forsaking the automobile which made him rich through sales as a result of his son's death, eventually found solace in horse racing, later purchsing Seabiscuit. The Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits was built and named in Frankie's honor (this because no medical facilities existed in Willits which may have saved the young man had they existed). His death was described in Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling non-fiction novel "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" (2001) and was depicted in the theatrical film version of the book (2003). (bio by: Theologianthespian) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Stewart Howard (1877 - 1950)
  Fannie May Smith Herrscher (1879 - 1942)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Stewart Howard (1902 - 1966)*
  Lindsay Coleman Howard (1904 - 1971)*
  Frankie R. Howard (1911 - 1926)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Cypress Lawn's east side cemetery; section B; Lots 104, 103, 115 and 116; Howard Mausoleum Vault (northeast of Noble Chapel) (interred w/ Charles Howard)
 
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Originally Created by: Theologianthespian
Record added: Nov 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8061840
Frankie R. Howard
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