Please see previous postings on the Jacobs and Frank Families:
• Bill Frank was born April 11, 1941. He is the son of Anthony Tortorici and Frances Jacobs Frank.
So far, Bill’s son Jon and Grandson Ian have the following current and past ancestors on Bill’s family tree:
• Bill’s lineage through his mother Frances Jacobs Frank
o Grandson of Jack and Dora (nee Schram) Jacobs.
o The marriage certificate of Jack Jacobs to Dora Schram will provide the names of Bill’s Great Grandparents on the maternal side of his family. EmilyAnn ordered the certificate from the New York City Municipal Archives mid-August. Follow-up is in progress as of October 5, 2014.
• Bill’s lineage through his father, Anthony Tortorici
o Grandson of Thomas (Gaetano) and Angelina (nee Torregrossa) Tortorici.
o Great Grandson of Alfonso and Benedetta (nee Di Francisco) Torregrossa. (Parents of Angelina.)
o Great Grandson of Anthony and Josephine (nee Lombardo) Tortorici. (Parents of Thomas [Gaetano]).
o Great-Great Grandson of Francesco and Carmela (nee Stella) Torregrossa. (Parents of Alfonso.)
o Great-Great Grandson of Bracio and Angelina (nee Messina) Di Francisco. (Parents of Benedetta.)
• Bill graduated from Metropolitan High School in the Little Italy section of Manhattan..
• He was a foreman in the Painters Union and later went on his own working on foreclosures for Apple Bank.
• Bill retired in the 1990s.
• Bill married Linda Snofsky in the 1960s. They are the parents of Terri and Jon.
o Jon Frank and his wife Sochi live in California. Their sons excel at their sports activities. The middle son Ian assists his Dad with managing the Family Tree at Ancestry.
o Photos of Jon and his family will be featured in the next posting.
o Terri married Robert Knoth. They have two sons, Chris and Cory.
o Cory and his wife Ryan became parents to a beautiful baby girl, Tessa on July 29, 2014. Bill is now a Great Grandfather!
• Bill and Linda divorced. His marriage to Ruth lasted 12 years until she passed away from cancer.
• Bill now shares his life with Diane. They currently live in New Jersey.