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OLDS, Frank

Source: Covington Republican ? - dated 3 December 1906

Frank A. Olds was born July 25, 1821 at Americus, a small town on the banks of the Wabash six miles above LaFayette (sic). At the age of 10 he was appentice to Baker Spence, grandfather of our fellow townsman, D.V. Spence, where he learned the trade and afterwards went into business in this city for himself. After some years in this line, he learned photography and engaged in the business here and elsewhere until failing health forced him to retire. Almost his entire life was spent as a resident of Covington, having lived here about 60 years, a good citizen. In their early life he was united in marriage to Catharine Carwile of this community. To this union were born 9 children, 5 dying in infancy. The wife and mother died Oct 1, 1861. There (sic) children, Mrs. Emma Kirkpatrick of Mattoon, Ill; Mrs. J.C. Shanklin of Frankfort and Charles F. Olds of Danville, Illinois. In 1867 was united in marriage to Beuriette Clayton of Hope and to this union were born two children, one Homer S. Olds, surviving. Four years ago he entered the IOOF Home at Greensburg, where he died Nov 26, 1906 aged 85 years, 4 months and 1 day. Following funeral services at the home his body was brought to this place Wednesday afternoon, when it was taken in charge by the iOOF Lodge and laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery after the order of the ritualistic services of the order, followed by a closing prayer by Rev. Orion. - typed by KBZ - sent by my Photographers Guru-Girls, Sharen & Pam

Note: The "trade" learned from Baker Spence was likely tailoring although Baker is found in four different census records with different occupations
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