Francis “Frank” Hrubecky

Francis “Frank” Hrubecky

Skaly, Okres Písek, Jihočeský (South Bohemia), Czech Republic
Death 24 Mar 1918 (aged 64)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot sec 73 lot 5 grave 3
Memorial ID 123516342 · View Source
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Hrubecky, Frank
Date: March 27, 1918
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #040.
Notes: Hrubecky-Frank, beloved husband of Barbara (nee Zickes), Sunday, 7 a. m., at his residence, 7916 Central av. S. E. Funeral from late residence Wed., March 27, at 2 p. m. 1853 - 1918. age 64. Woodland Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.

A History of Cleveland, Ohio: Biographical
By Samuel Peter Orth

Among Cleveland's residents who are now living retired, their present commendable financial position being the direct result of former activity and enterprise along business lines, is numbered Frank Hrubecky, living at 7916 Central avenue. He is a retired grocer who for many years successfully conducted a store. He was born in Bohemia, June 29, 1853, his parents being John and Catherine (Bouse) Hrubecky, both of whom were also natives of Bohemia and are now deceased. Their children were Mary, the widow of M. Zak, of Kekle, Bohemia; Jacob, deceased; Constantine, the wife of John Zamicnik, of Cleveland; John, of this city; Anna, the widow of M. Fashenbaur, of Cleveland; and Frank.

The last named spent his boyhood and youth in his native land, pursuing his education in the public schools there, and at the age of sixteen years came to America, arriving in this country in 1870. He has since been a resident of Cleveland. He did general work until 1872, when he secured a clerkship in the store of Joseph Stafford & Company, with whom he remained until they went out of business. He afterward engaged in clerking for the firm of Rhodes & Clark and later worked for the Kretze Company in the same line of business. In the meantime his efforts were actuated by the laudable ambition to some day engage in business on his own account, and the year 1880 witnessed the fulfillment of his hopes in his establishment of a store on Central avenue. There he conducted a grocery business for twelve years, after which he removed to Seventy-ninth street and Central avenue, in property which he still owns. There he conducted business until about six years ago, when failing health caused him to retire.

Mr. Hrubecky also owns property where he resides with his wife, whom he wedded on the 7th of April, 1875. She bore the maiden name of Barbara Zikes, and was born in Bohemia. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zikes, of Cista, Bohemia. Her brothers and sisters are: John Zikes, of Cleveland; Julia, the wife of Joseph Cermak, of Cleveland; Emma, the wife of Christopher Smith, of Orrville, Ohio; Theodore and James, both deceased; Anna, the wife of Evan W. Jones, of Cleveland; Bertha, the wife of Joseph Ptak, of this city; Theodore, of Cleveland; and Charlie, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hrubecky are prominently known among the Bohemian residents of this city. He holds membership with the Knights of Pythias and the C. S. P. S., a Bohemian benevolent association. He was secretary of the supreme lodge of that order and was secretary and president of the grand lodge for three years, while on several occasions he was a delegate to its conventions. He is also a member of the Council of Higher Education, and is prominent in the various organizations with which he is connected. He was the first president, as well as one of the founders of the Lodge Sokal, of Cleveland, an organization like the Turners. For thirty-eight years he has also been a member of the Lumir Society, a Bohemian Singing Society, and at the present time he is actively engaged in organizing the Bohemians Old Settlers Association, of which he is secretary. In politics he is a consistent and unfaltering republican, having supported the party since he cast his first vote for Rutherford B. Hayes who was then candidate for governor of Ohio. Mrs. Hrubecky has been president of the grand lodge and has always held some office in the Benevolent Organization of Bohemian Women, which is spread over twenty-one different states, and is now a member of the grand lodge. She also belongs to the Sisterhood of Bohemian Women, a benevolent association; to the Society of Vlasta, a benevolent organization; and the Turners, a gymnastic association of which she was one of the founders and the first president. The hope that led Mr. Hrubecky to leave his native country and come to the United States has been more than realized, for he has found in this land good business opportunities which have enabled him to work his way upward. The years chronicled for him a success that is substantial and gratifying and the fruits of his former toil are substantial and now supply him with all of the comforts and many of the luxuries of life.

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