Source: News Journal, February 19, 1953

Gus B. Frame Died Early Wednesday

Gus B. Frame, retired North Manchester hardware dealer, died at 4:20 Wednesday morning at his home 106 West Third street. Although he had been in failing health for the past five years, his death was very unexpected from heart ailment. Mr. Frame was a son of David and Rebecca Rager Frame and was born in North Manchester March 24, 1870. His father was one of the early hardware merchants in North Manchester, first being a partner of Levi Noftzger in the early seventies. A year or so later he and Mr. Engle opened a separate establishment under the firm name of Frame & Engle. As they reached manhood the two sons, Gus and an older brother, the late Charles Frame, became associated with their father in business, and after the father died the sons continued the business. In 1925 Ivan B. Little, who died recently, bought Charles Frame's interest in the business, and the firm name was changed to Frame & Little. Later this firm was dissolved and Mr. Frame continued the business alone until he retired and sold the business to Mr. Little.

He was married to Esther Kuhn February 5, 1896. She survives together with a daughter, Mrs. C.E. Brackett of Glendale, California, and one grandchild. Mrs. Brackett is enroute to North Manchester to attend the funeral. Mr. Frame was a member of the Lutheran church and the Masonic lodge.

The body of Mr. Frame was taken to the Bender Funeral Home and late Friday afternoon will be returned to the family residence where friends may call. The funeral will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Homer Ogle will conduct the service and burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery. The daughter will arrive from California Saturday morning.