, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
, was born July 22, 1888
in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He originally homesteaded in the Garneill area
on a place adjoining his father's. He sold that homestead, moved to Roy and
bought the Devine place. He married
Eva Mae Sullivan
in 1915 in Roy.
Eva was born January 3, 1875 in Astabula, Ohio. She had been married before
to Albert Sullivan in 1889, in South Dakota. They had 6 children; Mildred,
Frank, John, Bert, Clarence and Howard. She had a homestead in the area.
After the Spoons marriage the couple lived on the homestead which was south
and east of Roy. While on the homestead the Spoon's home burnt down and they
lost everything. Frank was quite badly burnt, especially his hands, trying
to save some of their belongings. In the spring of 1923 they leased their
place, sold their possessions and moved into Roy.
One time, while in Roy, Frank interceded when a man rudely shoved a young
boy off of the side walk. He was attacked with a knife and severely wounded
for his efforts. When he came to, he was in the hospital. Frank is remembered
for being a trader, "a natural born trader!"
Eva passed away at her home in Roy on August 2, 1946. She had been in ill
health for several years. She was survived by her husband, four of her children;
Mildred (Woodruff), Frank, John and Bert, all of whom were living in Washington
at that time; and several sisters, one of them was Mrs. Ed (Alice) Fegert
of Roy. Eva was buried in Shelton, Washington.
Frank married Mable Anderson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. "Spokane"
Anderson of Roy. Mable was a nurse. The ranch was sold to Frank's cousin,
Harvey Fogle, when he returned to Roy after WWI and the Spoons left, moving
Mable passed away in Portland on December 5, 1949 at the age of 40. She was
survived by Frank and two brothers, Con Anderson and Theodore Anderson and
a sister, Julia Oquist. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill
Frank worked for Coos Bay Lumber Company for many years and was retired when
he passed away on February 11, 1964. Frank was buried in Lewistown. Listed
among his survivors was a sister,
Mrs. Avanelle Sullivan
of Coos Bay, Oregon.
From: "Homestead Shacks Over Buffalo Tracks