m. Abt 1856
Facts and Events
Frank and two of his brothers opened a photography studio in Hamilton, Bermuda, in the late 1880's. At some point the studio burned down, tradition says due to an accident with the powder used to take flash photographs. (Note, although photographic chemicals may add to a fire,a newspaper account, "The Fire on Queen Street", suggests the fire started in a neighboring store around midnight, when the photography studio would have been closed, so this tradition is probably incorrect.) Frank opened a photography studio in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, but in 1897 he sold his business and joined his brother Thomas's photography studio in Manitowoc as a partner. Sometime before 1905, he left the photography business, as did his brother Thomas, though brother Mead Richardson ran a well-known photography studio in Kaukauna for 48 years until 1944. In 1905, the state census describes Frank as a chemist, in 1910 a traveling salesman for electric pianos, in 1920 a salesman for a typewriter company, and finally he became a furniture maker.