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Transcribed biography of Younger Frame

YOUNGER FRAME. The agricultural community of Pine township, Porter county, Indiana, includes among its oldest and most respected families that of Younger Frame, who is located on section thirty-six, the farm containing one hundred and eleven acres of fine land. The Frame family was originally from Kentucky, in which state Younger's grandparents, William and Elizabeth Frame, were born.

Younger Frame is a native of Preble county, Ohio, where he was born January 1, 1832, the son of John Frame, born in 1804, and Eupha (Peak) Frame, born in 1810. The senior Frame removed with his family to Michigan City in 1835 and remained a resident of that place until 1849, when he located in Pine township, Porter county. He was a man of fine character and exemplary habits, a devout member of the Baptist church and a leader in its activities, and was also a valued member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Younger Frame was a member of a family of nine children, few of whom survive at this writing. His oldest brother, Francis P., deceased, was a veteran of the Civil war; his sister Nancy, deceased, was the wife of Ethan Stephens; Lucinda, who married George Shaner, and a brother, John, are deceased. The next brother, William, married Mary Anderson and lives in Chicago. Martin, deceased, a soldier in the Civil war, married Elizabeth Goodwin, and Edwin, deceased, was married to Anna Pratt.

A good common school education was acquired by Younger Frame in the schools at Michigan City, and when at the age of seventeen he went with the family to Porter county, Indiana, he at once put his shoulder to the wheel and became his father's able assistant in agricultural activities on the home farm, continuing to be a member of the parental household for twelve years thereafter. He was faithful, thrifty and industrious and when his decision was made to establish an independent home of his own he was in good financial condition to make a fine start.

His marriage to Maria L. Weston occurred February 28, 1861. Mrs. Frame is the daughter of Isaac Weston and Louisa (Randall) Weston. Her father, who was originally from Massachusetts, later became a resident of Ohio, and in Butler county of that state was married to Louisa Randall, who was born and reared in Virginia, but resided at Hamilton, Ohio, at the time of her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Weston settled in La Porte county, Indiana, in 1832, took up a tract of Government land, cleared and improved it and continued to make that place their home the remainder of their lives. Mr. Weston was the first postmaster of Otis, then known as Salem Crossing, and also enjoyed the distinction of having built the first hotel at that point. Of the four children of his family Cary fought in the Civil war as a member of the Seventy-third Indiana Volunteers and was a martyr to the cause in the battle at Stone River; Ann J. became the wife of S. C. Hackett; Mary is the widow of John Wolford; while Maria L., as previously stated, is the wife of Younger Frame. Mrs. Frame owns a hundred acre parcel of land in La Porte county. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Burdick and is a woman of fine character and hospitable instincts.

Mr. and Mrs. Frame are the parents of three children. Hattie is now the wife of Charles Leets, of La Porte county, Indiana. Cary is married to Elizabeth Paxton, of Michigan City; and Chauncey B. chose Pauline Sackman as his wife. Mr. Frame takes a prominent part in township official life and has had the honor of filling the office of township assessor, discharging his duties in a highly creditable manner in that capacity. His political tendencies are toward the Democratic party, in the principles of which he is a hearty believer and a strong advocate. Mr. and Mrs. Frame are esteemed as among the most liberal and substantial members of the community in which they reside and enjoy the sincere friendship of a large number of people who appreciate their many fine personal qualities.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 838-839

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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