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Frank Reginald Colvin
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1862
East Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: May 9, 1902
Union County
New Jersey, USA

A graduate in high standing of Rochester Free Academy Frank was appointed a cadetship to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis by the Hon. John Van Voorhis in July of 1879. He graduated from the Academy Sept. 1883 35th in his class.

“The Electrical World and Engineer” [New York], Volume. XXXIX, 17 May 1902, p. 891:
FRANK R. COLVIN. - - We regret to announce the sudden death at his residence, Roselle, N. J., last week of Mr. Frank R. Colvin, the telephone engineer and expert. He was only forty years of age, and had but returned from a trip in apparent excellent health, but was subject to heart trouble. Mr. Colvin was a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, and a close personal friend of the late S. Dana Green, whose class he was in. Shortly after leaving the naval service in which little opportunity offered before the development of the “new navy,” Mr. Colvin became associated with Mr. F. J. Morrison and the old Baxter Electric Motor Company. He then entered the office of the Electrical World, and shorty after became business manager of the Electrical Engineer, when it was made into a weekly. He had always taken a deep interest, however, in the technical end of electrical work, and had been associated with some of the earliest electric lighting done in the navy. He now devoted much attention to telephony, took out some patents, and went into telephone manufacture for private exchange installations. His interests were acquired by the Western Electric Company, and he was retained by Barton & Brown, of Chicago, as an expert for special work in connection with Bell telephone infringement cases. Mr. Colvin was a man of marked ability, great insight into questions, and had an unusual grasp of the intricacies of telephone circuits. He leaves a widow. The funeral took place on Monday of this week. The services were strictly private, only those intimately acquainted with Mr. Colvin or close business associates, being notified. Following the ceremony of the Episcopal Church, interment took place at the Elizabeth, N. J., cemetery. Among those present were Messrs. A. S. Salt, J. H. Barnard, F. Kortheuer, Joseph Wetzler, Harry S. Smith, John J. Carty, and A. C. Electrical World and Engineer.

Family links: 
  Varnum M. Colvin (1840 - 1910)
  Harriet M. Talman Colvin (1840 - 1918)
  Myra Robson Colvin (1861 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint John's Episcopal Church
Union County
New Jersey, USA
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Frank Reginald Colvin
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Frank Reginald Colvin
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