Melvin Charles FRANKHOUSE

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Melvin and Isabel (Barton) Frankhouse on their honeymoon to Atlantic City in 1920.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/25/10 - Image Year: 1920

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Melvin Charles Frankhouse was a son of Charles David and Jane M. (Meloy) Frankhouse. He was born February 5, 1895 and died November 13, 1977.

He married Isabel Temperance Barton and they had two children, Robert and Phyllis.


MIFFLINTOWN: MELVIN C. FRANKHOUSE, 82, formerly of Port Royal, died Sunday [13 NOV 1977] in Brookline Manor Convalescent Home.

He was born Feb. 5, 1895, in Milford Township, Juniata County, a son of the late Charles and Jennie Meloy Frankhouse. He married the former Isabel Barton who preceded him in death.

Surviving are children, Robert B., Mission Viejo, Ca.; Mrs. Samuel (Phyllis) Gilbert, West Chester; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Roscoe (Martha) Kauffman, Upper Darby; Mrs. Margaret Lyter, Port Royal; Joseph P. Frankhouse, and Fred M. Frankhouse, both of Port Royal; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a veteran of World War I who served in the US Army. He was a member of Port Royal Lutheran Church, and served at various times on the church council. He was a member of Union Lodge 324 Free and Accepted Masons, Mifflintown; Juniata Valley Forest 88, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Juniata County Agricultural Society, American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown; Port Royal Lions Club, and Friendship Fire Company, Port Royal.

Services will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Dr. Robert W. Suder officiating. Burial will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 10 am Wednesday until the time of the service.

(Lewistown Sentinel - 14 Nov 1977)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/7/13 - Image Year: 1919
Melvin Frankhouse's Military Record (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/20/10 - Image Year: 1915
PR ROD & GUN CLUB: Evard Meloy (Front Row 2nd from left), Melvin Frankhouse (2nd from right), Stoey Groninger (2nd row 2nd from left), Alton Meloy (standing 2nd from left), John L. Robison (standing far right).
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/28/10 - Image Year: 1921
1921 CHAMPIONS of the DAUPHIN PERRY LEAGUE - The picture was taken at Harrisburg, September 1920. Seated Row (Left to Right): Huey Groninger (1B), Arthur "Dutch" Kepner (LF), (Harrisburg Boy) (BB), Tim Euker (CF), Fred Frankhouse (P). - Standing Row: Melvin Frankhouse (SS), Ike McCord (3B), Charles Bailor (C), S. S. Beaver (MGR), Evard Meloy (RF), Oscar Walls (2B). (1921 League Champions defeated Rosewood AC 3 games to 1.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/17/10 - Image Year: 1923
1923 CHAMPIONS of the DAUPHIN-PERRY-JUNIATA LEAGUE: (Left to Right) Arthur "Dutch" Kepner, Norman Kepner, George Crozier, Charles Bailor, Frank Kepner, Evard Meloy, Elliott Towsey (coach) Elliott Towsey Jr. (bat boy), Banks Kennedy, Stanley Soloman, Thorn Kennedy, Melvin Frankhouse, Hugh Groninger. (The team is standing with their backs to Milford Street. The house to the right is at the corner of Milford and Third Streets the other two houses are on Morhead Street.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/22/11 - Image Year: 1901
FRANKHOUSE SIBLINGS: (l-r) Martha, Margaret, Melvin, Joe (Abt. 1901) (Photo from the collection of Steve Freeman)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/21/19 - Image Year: 1938
PROPRIETOR OF HOTEL ROYAL: Advertisement for the Hotel Royal when Mrlvin and Isabel were managing it in 1938. (Article courtesy of Wayne Taylor)

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