After leaving Stanford, probably in April of 1920, Frank returned to Bay City. In Dec. of that year he had an emergency appendectomy as noted in the Bay City Times of Dec. 11.
A year later on 15 Oct 1921, Frank married Isabel Louise Haffey, the daughter of Joseph Phillip Haffey, Esq. (dec) and Mary Murphy.
After his marriage in 1921, Frank went into the fruit transport business with his brothers. After a brief time in Bay City, where Thomas Joseph Francis was born in 1922 they moved to Flint, Michigan (2515 Kaufman Ave.) where James Howard (1924) and Jane Marie (1926) were born. About 1928 the family moved to Duluth where in Jun 1929 Mary Patricia arrived. A final child John Joseph was born and died on 13 Sep 1930.
During their years in Duluth Frank and Isabel never bought a house. The lived first at 1418 Vermillion Rd and later at 2516 E 6th St.
With the onset of WWII, all steel was commandeered for war work, so there were no new cars and the business became defunct. The Poker fleet was commandeered and all the ships were sunk in the war. This was not a loss to the Madden brothers who had only leased the boats, but it did put an end to the shipping business.
Frank became the assistant manager for distribution of rationing in Duluth, spending the next four years at the task. He did not like his immediate boss, however, so after the war he left his government job.
|5636 Abbot Ave. S. Minneapolis|
I remember Grampy as a quiet, kind, mild man who was rather overrun by my grandmother. He would often turn off his hearing aid and remain oblivious to the world around him. He was the type of person everyone finds it hard not to like.
|Frank and Isabel with Maura|
Colleen and Catherine
1953 China Lake
Grampy's health rapidly deteriorated and he was soon in a care facility. He was gone before Grammy could complete the move. Although he died in Sacramento, California on 25 Nov 1866, he is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Bay City. Less than two weeks later, 6 Dec 1966 my mother's father John Edward English died in Tuscon, AZ. Needless to say it was a sad holiday season in the Madden household.