Frank was a son of William Russell & Love Mary Holcomb. He was a direct descendant of Myles Standish. He was a substantial farmer in the Town of South Bristol. He was married twice. His first wife was Harriett Hemenway Bell, a young widow. She is buried in the Coye Cemetery. They had two children; Florence and Charles Russell. After her death in 1897, he married Caroline Friblon and had another six children: Francis George, Maria Alice, Robert William, Henry E., Dana and John F.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 7, 1888
" MARRIED STANDISH - BELL
At the residence of Charles G. Hemenway in South Bristol, November 22, 1888, by Rev. Millard, Frank Standish and Hattie Bell, both of South Bristol. "
As of 1920, Frank and his family were living on the corner of a private road & the Bristol Springs/Naples Road. He also had owned a farm on Stid Hill that had been owned by the Hemenways. It is reported that he was born and died in the same house.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, December 5, 1923
Bristol Springs " F. R. STANDISH and wife are entertaining their grandchildren, Master Charles, and little Miss Helen PENOYER, of Academy."
"Several lakeside residents crossed the lake on foot to visit friends while teams pulling loads of lumber went back and forth on the ice as did at least one horse and buggy. Frank and George Standish drove to Canandaigua and back the same day. " source: Naples Record, February 1904. (crookedlakereview.com)
Frank was named as the Administrator for his father's $3300/will. source: Geneva Gazette, 11/3/1890
"Frank Standish was born 1863. Frank died March 18, 1936 Bristol Springs, New York, at 72 years of age. He married Harriet Hemenway South Bristol, New York, November 22, 1888. " source: Ontario County Journal. His funeral was held in the Bristol Springs church.
An announcement in the 3/22/1915 "Geneva Times" regarding the Surrogate Court proceedings is interesting. It stated: "Love M. Standish of South Bristol, who died on December 15th, cut off two of his(sic) sons with a dollar each and left the remainder of his $2000 estate to a third son, George T. Standish of South Bristol, who is also named as executor. Robert C. and F. R. Standish of South Bristol are the other sons.
Frank was a salesman for McCormick Harvesting Co. in 1902.
" F. R. STANDISH and wife are entertaining their grandchildren, Master Charles, and little Miss Helen PENOYER, of Academy. " Source: Ontario County Times, 12/5/1923.
It is reported that Frank "was the champion muskrat skinner holding the record for skinning muskrats in the shortest time of anyone at Woodville."
Frank was a Democrat. In 1894, he was elected as a delegate to the Democratic Congressional Convention. he was a Democratic Committemen for 40 years.
In 1931, Frank's house and barn was struck by lightning. Furniture in the house was broken and concrete in the road separating the house and barn was broken up. There were no injuries. In 1935, he and his wife lived in St. Petersburg, Fl. According to a "Daily Messenger' article, they had moved there for their health.
From The Naples Record 27 March 1901
Last Monday Frank Standish and Bert Parker caught sixty-six bullheads and one
whitefish in Naples creek near the forks." (provided by FAG contributor organicfarm)
Harriett Hemenway Bell Standish (1861 - 1897)*
Caroline P. Fribolin Standish (1879 - 1947)*
Charles Russell Standish (1894 - 1981)*
Infant Girl Standish (1897 - 1897)*
Marie Alice Standish Bills (1905 - 1988)*
Robert William Standish (1906 - 1980)*
Henry E. Standish (1909 - 1991)*
William Russell Standish (1912 - 1918)*
Dana Standish (1914 - 1966)*
John Frederick Standish (1925 - 1970)*
Rose Ridge Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Gary Fritz
Record added: Sep 28, 2006
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