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Andrew Franks (Frankovich)

Croatian: Andrija Franković
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Zivogosce, Croatia
Death: November 15, 1971 (85)
državna bolnica, Hamilton, New Zealand
Place of Burial: New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Mate Perić-Franković and Luce Perić-Franković (Klaričić)
Husband of Phyllis Marion Franks
Father of Claude Alexander Franks; Joan Margaret Russell and Fred Donald Franks
Brother of Ivan Perić Franković; Grgo (George) Perić Franković; Frane Perić Franković; Nikola Perić Franković; Mate Perić Franković and 1 other

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About Andrew Franks

Quote From Distant Villages by Stephen A Jelicich.

A younger brother Andrew, a clergyman, arrived in 1912, joined George Scansie's Croatian language newspaper; Zora in 1913 as co-editor. The issues between August 1913 and June 1914 were heavily influenced by Andrew. Then, he and Scansie were at loggerheads, clashing over matters of principle and Andrew was stabbed in the back by Scansie and denounced as a spy. Andrew retreated to the vineyard at Hobbs Bay where the Alien Register of 1917 described him as assistant winemaker. Towards the latter part of the First World war, he was interred on Motuihe Island. When the war ended, an embittered Andrew Frankovich turned his back on the community he had served. The treachery of some could not be forgiven or forgotten, so he assumed a name change and settled in Frankton Junction where he worked as a joiner. He became naturalised in 1924.

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Andrew Franks's Timeline

January 27, 1886
Zivogosce, Croatia
February 2, 1886
Živogošće, Općina Podgora, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
June 18, 1919
Age 33
New Zealand
October 6, 1924
Age 38
January 23, 1926
Age 39
November 15, 1971
Age 85
Hamilton, New Zealand
New Zealand