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Franklin "Frank" Bartholomew
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1866
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 13, 1960
King County
Washington, USA

1st m. Fannie Amelia Baker, in June 29, 1897 in Seattle, Wa. Fannie was b. July 17, 1878 in Wisconsin to parents Leroy Lewis Baker and Fannie A. Carlton. Fannie was an actress, and 13 years younger than Frank. In 1900 census, John, Fannie were lodgers.It was said she cheated on him, and they divorced. No children.

2nd m. Clara L. ??? in 1897 b. 1877 in Michigan.
She was a nurse. They lived in Seattle, Washington District 5 in 1910 and Portland, Oregon in 1915 with their 7 yo son. Clara died early on.

Frank worked for Scribner Publishing Company in Portland, Oregon as a "book agent".

They had a son named John Phillip Bartholomew born about 1912. John lived with his father Frank after his mother Clara died. He never married and the family did not see or heard from after his father died in 1960.

Residence: 1870 Farmington, Fulton, Illinois
Residence: 1880 Farmington, Rooks, Kansas
Residence: 1900 Seattle City, King, Washington
Residence: 1910 Seattle Ward 5, King, Washington
Residence: 1915 Portland, Oregon
Residence: 1920 Seattle, King, Washington
Residence: 1930 Seattle, King, Washington
Residence: 1940 Seattle, King, Washington
Residence: 1960 Seattle Alhambra Apts 1723 Summit Ave.

Excepts from my late mother, Betty Shirley's, Bartholomew book written in 1978:

Frank Bartholomew was born August 9, 1866, in Farmington, Rooks Co, Illinois. Frank and his parents moved to Bow Creek, Kansas when he was about 13.(1879). He lived in Wichita Kansas, and then moved to Washington.

Frank and his first wife, Fannie Amelia Baker. The neighbors told Frank how not long after he went to work on his bicycle each morning, a white horse carrying a male visitor would come and visit his wife. One morning, Frank took off as usual and waited, then returned to find the white horse tied up in front of his house and his wife with her gentleman friend. They were divorced.

Later Frank married clara, a nurse, and they lived in Portland Oregon with their 7 year old son John Phillip in August of 1915. Frank was working for Scribner Brothers Publishing Company. From there he returned to Seattle area where he's previously lived. Frank & Clara managed an apartment house along with various types of employment. He was a salesman at one time.

After Clara died, Frank deeded the house they were in, located in Albany County, Washington, to his son, John. John later sold it and Frank and John moved into a hotel.

I (Betty Shirley) had the privilege of visiting Uncle Frank when I was in my early teens. He was about 83 at the time (1949). He was very kind to me and showed me a very old book about the Bartholomew family tree. It was printed in 1887. I read the section about this branch of the Bartholomews, and I discovered only 2 of my grandfather's brothers and a sister who died young were written about in the book. I was determined I would bring it up to date. I copied everything I could in the 3-4 hours we were there. Because Uncle Frank took the time to talk to me and show me a book he cherished, I have been able to bring our branch up-to-date. Uncle Frank talked his sister Emma into giving him the book one time, when he was at Emma's on a visit.

Frank and his son, John visited my Grandpa's House (Alfred Bartholomew)in Sunnyvale, California about 1957. Frank died in 1960. His son John, was never heard from again. Betty Shirley searched feverishly in Seattle, Washington and could find no John Bartholomew.

Thanks to Bonita Olmer for sending me Frank's Obit.
Funeral services for Franklin Bartholomew, 93, of 1723 Summit Av., will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow in the Home Undertaking chapel. Burial will be in Lake View.
Mr. Bartholomew died Friday in a nursing home. He was employed as a salesman for the Freed Instrument Co., Issaquah, a dental-supply firm. He was born in Illinois. He came here in 1891. He was a clothing salesman a number of years. He had worked for the Issaquah firm many years.
Mr. Bartholomew was a member of the First Methodist Church.
(The Seattle Daily Times, May 18, 1960, Page 69)

Family links: 
  George E. Bartholomew (1814 - 1881)
  Feronica Bowman Bartholomew (1824 - 1907)
  Clara L Phillips Bartholomew (1877 - 1947)*
  Fannie Amelia Baker Bartholomew (1878 - ____)*
  John Philip Bartholomew (1912 - 1977)*
  Amos Bartholomew (1844 - 1916)*
  David Bartholomew (1846 - 1864)*
  Elias Bartholomew (1848 - 1943)*
  Ann Elizabeth Bartholomew (1850 - 1851)*
  Elam Albert Bartholomew (1852 - 1934)*
  John Bartholomew (1854 - 1942)*
  George W Bartholomew (1857 - 1946)*
  Emma Bartholomew Hebrew (1859 - 1934)*
  Edmund Bartholomew (1861 - 1950)*
  Franklin Bartholomew (1866 - 1960)
*Calculated relationship
Note: No headstone, Frank is in an unmarked grave.
Lake View Cemetery
King County
Washington, USA
Created by: Delaine Shirley-Noyer
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77358698
Franklin Frank Bartholomew
Added by: Delaine Shirley-Noyer
Franklin Frank Bartholomew
Added by: Delaine Shirley-Noyer
Franklin Frank Bartholomew
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