1880's Attorney Frank Granger Jaques Business Card, Urbana, Illinois
Frank G. Jaques Genealogy #597:
Printed on card: "Frank G. Jaques, Attorney at Law. Urbana, Ills." Date: 1880's. State: Champaign County, Illinois. The card is printed on heavy old off white cardstock with simple early American typography font. His name may also be Francis Jaques or Franklin Jaques in census records.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Frank Granger Jaques 1839-1896, born in New York
Spouse: Eliza J. Park Jaques 1839-1916, born in Green County, Ohio (Eliza Jacques)
Buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois
Robert L. Jaques, lived in Lafayette, Illinois
William P. Jaques, also known as Will Jaques, lived in Texas
Minnie Jaques, lived in Urbana, Illinois
From "History of Champaign County, Illinois, 1878" entitled "Partial List of Patrons":
-Frank G. Jaques, Attorney at Law, moved to Urbana from New York City in 1858
-Mrs. Eliza J. Jaques, wife of Frank G. Jaques, moved to Urbana from Green County OH in the year 1849
Frank G Jaques in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 37
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois
Household Members: Name Age
Frank G Jaques 37
Eliza J Jaques 31
William P Jaques 8 son
Minnie Jaques 5 son
Robert L Jaques 2 son
Annie Irwine age 18 (domestic servant, born in Pennsylvania)
LOGANSPORT DAILY REPORTER Newspaper TUESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 17, 1896: "Word was received here yesterday of the death of Frank G. Jaques, of Urbana, 111., formerly a resident of this city. Mr. Jaques has been an invalid for several years, and his death was not unexpected, He was the builder of the old mule car street railway line in this city. Several years ago he left here and went to Urbana to assume the management of the street railway in that city. He was an energetic, progressive business man unreservedly respected by all who knew him. The deceased leaves a wife and three children to survive him."
Logansport Pharos-Tribune News from Logansport, Indiana, Monday, November 16, 1896: "Death of Frank G. Jaques, one of the most prominent business men of Urbana, Illinois, died at his home in Urbana on Saturday evening at 5:15 o'clock. He has been an invalid for two or three years and bis death has been sadly anticipated for some time.Two or three years ago Mr. Jaques suffered from nervous prostration and his mental and physical energies were so badly effected that he was completely incapacitated for work and most of the time since has been a helpless invalid, confined constantly to his home. In his vigor, Mr. Jaques was a remarkable man. He was energetic to a high degree and had an immense capacity for work. He was an attorney bv profession and was very successful. He was greatly interested In the public library at Urbana and his individual efforts and frequent and llberal contributions placed the library on a solid foundation and made it possible to maintain it. He was general manager of the Urbana street railway at one time and was the builder of the Logansport Street Railway, and was a successful business man and accumulated a handsome fortune. His removal by death will be a loss that will be keenly felt in the business and social circles of Urbana. A widow and three children survive. The children are Robert Jaques, of Lafayette: Will Jaques of Texas, and Miss. Mannie Jaques of Urbana."
This is a beautiful one of a kind piece, from an important Urbana historical figure. Found in a large collection of 19th and early 20th c. material in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Size: 2.25 x 4 inches
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