21 January 2010

The Death of Mary (Frank) Erickson Morrison Langworthy

Grand Rapids Press:

Grand Rapids (MI) Press
21 Sept 1931

Mrs. Frank Langworthy, 65, who moved to Big Rapids from Grand Rapids with her husband six years ago, is dead. She leaves the husband, a son, Bernard Erickson of Detroit; three grandchildren in Grand Rapids; a brother, Noble Frank of Pigeon, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Fanning of East Orange, N. J.

Franklin Langworthy was Mary Frank's third husband; her first husband was Christian Erickson and husband #2 was Lyman Morrison. Mary, who was born in Canada about 1863 was the daughter of Christian & Fannie Frank.

Mary's sister, Mildred, married (2nd) John S. Fanning of California; her first husband was a Mr. Montgomery with whom she had a son, Norman Montgomery. John Fanning was a "commercial traveler" who sold gunpowder. He won shooting matches and a monetary prize and also held a shooting record according to the New York Times. John also may have sued the estate of a Titanic disaster victim.

Mary Frank was Frank Langworthy's 3rd wife; his first wife was Lucy Willets and his second was Martha Prevorce. Frank, who was born in 1866 in Lapeer County, Michigan, was the son of Thomas & Almina (Richmond) Langworthy.


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