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Lucille Selig Frank
Birth: Feb., 1888
Death: Apr. 23, 1957
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Wife of Leo Frank, the only Jewish man ever to be hanged for criminal punishment in the United States. During the infamous Leo Frank case, his wife Lucille became a national figure when he went on trial for the murder of Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913. After his conviction, his wife lead a campaign to save him from execution. Historians believe that much of her work lead to Governor Slaton commuting Leo's sentence from death to life in prison. (However, a mob broke him out of prison and lynched him.) Even at the time of her death in 1957, the Frank case was still an emotional issue in Georgia, and a proper funeral could not be held for her. Forty-five years after her death, it was revealed that in the early 1960s, family members quietly took her ashes to Oakland cemetery and buried them at her parents' gravesite. The Broadway play "Parade" is based on the relationship between Leo and Lucille. She was portrayed by Rebecca Miller in the movie "The Murder of Mary Phagan." (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
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 Parents:
  Emil Selig (1849 - 1914)
  Josephine Loeb-Cohen Selig (1862 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Leo Frank (1884 - 1915)
 
 Sibling:
  Sarah Selig Marcus (1883 - 1957)*
  Lucille Selig Frank (1888 - 1957)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Plot: Cremated-ashes buried between parents
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Oct 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6896060
Lucille <i>Selig</i> Frank
Added by: Evening Blues
 
Lucille <i>Selig</i> Frank
Added by: Evening Blues
 
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He wasn't "...hanged for criminal punishment." He was LYNCHED.
- jeff
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014

- Kat
 Added: Jun. 8, 2014
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