Frink, Charles M.
Charles M. Frink was born ca. 1851 in the Town of Knox, the son of Charles G. Frink (July 2, 1819 - July 27, 1886) and Margaret Schoonmaker (1823 - April 18, 1889). His brothers and sisters were:
- Lydia Frink (Abt 1854 - July 27, 1860)
- Seneca Frink (Abt. 1845 - April 7, 1905)
- Ida Frink (1858 - Aft. 1925)
- Mary Frink (Abt 1861 - August 19, 1874)
- Minnie Frink (Abt 1863 - August 22, 1874)
Marriage & Children
Charles married Euphemia Truax (- September 19, 1941), the daughter of Henry Truax and Harriet J. between 1875 and 1880. Their children were:
- Millard Frink (October 28, 1889 - November 20, 1940) married Catherine Gilbert (Katherine E. Gilbert)(November 19, 1894 - October 23, 1950)
- Homer Frink (November, 1885 - )married Emma Williams (1887 - May 8, 1923) the daughter of Elam Williams (1844 - Febraury 14, 1907) and Catherine Allen (1848 - 5/17/1927) (daughter of Sylvester Allen). He married second Maud H. Bellinger, the daughter of Willis Bellinger (November 12, 1860 - January 16, 1938) and Mrs. Bellinger ( - January 28, 1934). Maud Bellinger was previously married to Harold C. Mattice.
Euphemia Truax Frink married secondly, Frank L. Ogsbury (May 6, 1864 - June 19, 1938)
Charles M. Frink died July 29, 1903 as the result of a lightning strike.
Struck by lightning
Charles Frick, a Prominent Citizen of Knox the Victim
During the thunder shower, Wednesday morning at about 11 o'clock, Charles Frick, who was with his son Homer and hired man were drawing in hay, the latter two being on either side of the load pitching on and Mr. Frick on the wagon loading, a bolt of lightning struck Mr. Frick, setting the load on fire and passing on to the horses killing them.
The two men on the sides of the wagon were somewhat affected, but Homer soon recovered and discovering the hay to be on fire jumped on the load and pulled his father from the wagon. He was removed to his home and medical aid from Berne and Altamont summoned, but every effort to revive him failed and at this writing he is gradually growing weaker and it is thought that he cannot recover.
The bolt struck him at the back and then down both legs coming out of the heel of one foot and the toe of the other. The wonder is it had not killed him instantly as it did the team.
Mr. Frick is a farmer living south of the village of Knox, he has a wife and two children, and is highly respected by all who know him, and the family have the sympathy of the community in the affliction that has come to them ……Altamont Enterprise - July 31, 1903