I posted this picture originally in Jan. 9, 2012, asking anyone if they had any information about it. Well, December 6, 2015, Terry Larson responded. Thank you!
“The man in the picture is my great grandfather, Frank Mensik. He came to the United States about
1888 and settled first in Chicago, Illinois, then moved to Eatonville in the early 1890’s. He became a naturalized citizen and then helped other immigrants receive their citizenship. He and his wife, Mary Povlack Mensik, had 12 children. Their first child, Frank Jr., was just a baby when Frank Sr. first came to America and was left with family members. Frank Jr. came to America with his grandfather, Joseph Mensik, Joseph’s second wife, Anna, and their family in the early 1900’s. Frank Sr. owned Sun’s Rays Bakery in Eatonville, worked at the lumber mill, was a city councilman for a time, along with his mining. He died in Eatonville in 1935, just a bit more than a month after Mary. They are both buried in the Eatonville Cemetery.”
Photo courtesy of the Mensik family.
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