The subject of this sketch was born in Mercer county, Ohio, March 11, 1866, a son of Matthew L. and Matilda (Johnston) Frank. Matthew L. Frank was born in the same county in Ohio, and his biographical sketch will be found in another place in this volume. Matilda Johnston, who became his wife, was a native of Ireland. The paternal grandparents were Matthew S. and Nancy (Loy) Frank.
Johnston H. Frank was only four years old when he came with his parents to Green township, Hancock county. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and his education was received by attending the public schools of his neighborhood. When he reached manhood's estate he settled on the farm adjoining the home place where he has continued to reside. He is now the owner of two hundred and eighty acres of fine land, eighty acres of which he cleared of timber. He is engaged in general farming and stock raising, and his farm is provided with excellent barns and farm buildings which he erected, and all the appointments necessary for modern, up-to-date farming and stock- raising.
On December 6, 1888, Johnston H. Frank was married to Nora A. Moore, daughter of Sidney and Nancy Moore, of Green township. The children born to this union are: Nancy M., Raymond T., Matthew S., Naoma, Ruth, Ralph, Charlotte and Earl. Mr. and Mrs. Frank are members of the Eden Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Frank is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 1127-1128.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI November 28, 2001.
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