The son of Charles and Virginia Hume was wed to Emma Phillips Norris. He served with Company A of the 21st Mississippi Regiment in the Confederate Army. He also was a member of the First Maryland Cavalry, where he performed as a scout for Jeb Stuart. Frank was wounded at Gettysburg. Subsequent to his brother's death, Frank assumed his higher duties and reported directly to General Lee.
After the War he took up agricultural pursuits, then entered the wholesale grocery business in Washington and amassed a considerable fortune. He was involved with other enterprises in Washington and Alexandria.
Hume served in the Virginia Legislature from 1889 to 1899. He originated the idea of building the Memorial Bridge between Washington and Arlington.
The Frank Hume Memorial Fountain was dedicated in 1938 at the University of Virginia. It is in the plaza between Brown and Monroe Hall.
In 1891 the Hume School was built in Arlington. The Queen Anne style building was designed by B. Stanley Simmons, an area architect. The new school was dedicated and named for Frank Hume. Mr. Hume donated land to the school. It closed in 1958. In 1960, the Hume School was deeded to the Arlington Historical Society. The Hume School is a designated Arlington County Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Emma Phillips Norris Hume