NameGeorgia Ernestine Frank
BirthNov 4, 1898, Turkey Creek, Pueblo County, Colo.
DeathAug 8, 1998, Pueblo, Colo.
BurialMountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
FatherGeorge Frank (1870-1929)
MotherMarie A. Scheider (1871-1950)
BirthMay 24, 1882, Chest Springs, Pa.
DeathMay 2, 1958
BurialMountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
FatherJoseph Farabaugh (1854-1947)
MotherAnna Mary Conrad (1859-1906)
MarriageJul 21, 1917, Pueblo, Colo.
ChildrenGilbert Aloysius (1919-1997)
Notes for Georgia Ernestine Frank
According to Georgia Farabaugh's publication, "My Life Story," written in 1981:

Bert worked for my father [on the ranch in Turkey Creek, Colorado] and met and married the beautiful redheaded school teacher, Wray Slack. He came to Pueblo and went to work at Colorado Laundary [sic]. He and Wray divorced a few years later and he remembered my sister Marie. He came out to the ranch to see her but she and [my other sister] Hermie had both married. He then started coming to see me. I moved to Pueblo and did house work. We continued to see each other. . . We were married July 21, 1917. I was eighteen and Bert was thirty-five. You had to know him to know why we were so happy. We went on a honeymoon in 1917 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a side car. . .

The couple settled in Pueblo. Georgia states in "My Life Story" that she worked at various occupations before becoming interested in politics. She attended meetings of voting precinct #34, and was subsequently elected chairwoman. She was appointed to head the Welfare Dept. in 1933 and served until 1935. Georgia then became Secretary of the Pueblo Camp Woodmen of the World. In 1949, Georgia ran for City Council and became the first female elected to serve. She was re-elected several times and appointed Vice Mayor by three different mayors. She was appointed the first female mayor of Pueblo in 1964. The city later named Farabaugh Lane after her as a tribute. In "My Life Story," Georgia also recalls her family's history:

We lived on a homestead in Upper Turkey Creek, Colorado, until 1903. We then moved to Lower Turkey Creek. . . My father came to Pueblo, Colorado, with his mother Hermenia Eckardt and sister Elizabeth (Aunt Lizzie). His parents had lost six children with diptheria in one week. I never knew why Grandpa did not come. They came in [a] camp wagon from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1875. My grandmother was the first midwife in Pueblo. She brought all the old timers into the world.
Notes for Gilbert Aloysius (Spouse 1)
Gilbert was born in Chest Springs, Pa., where his father was a teacher in the public school. The family later moved to Carrolltown and in 1888 to the farm three miles south of the borough. In January of 1896, it was reported that he had perfect attendance at the Snyder School, No. 7, in Carroll Township. The 1900 Census shows that Gilbert was an 18 year old laborer living with his parents in Carroll Township. Gilbert was one of the few Farabaughs in his generation to relocate outside of Cambria County. Gilbert went to Colorado in 1906 or 1906, and most famiy members believed he left to find relief from an asthmatic condition.
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