Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Charles Goodwin and Adele Serio Frankish Postcard Collectoin
Consult library  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (52.80 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Goodwin and Adele Serio Frankish Postcard Collectoin
    Dates: 1906-1951
    Collection Number: Consult library
    Creator/Collector: Frankish, Charles Goodwin Frankish, Adele Serio
    Extent: 0.5 linear feet
    Repository: Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
    Abstract: The collection consists of 305 items, primarily postcards, also includes a limited number of cards, announcements, and photographs. The collection documents the personal relationships and acquaintances of Charles and Adele Frankish, both before and after marrying. Also their travels are documented, as well as various places of residence within California, including Ontario. The majority of the postcards are addressed to Adele prior to her marriage to Charles, primarily from family members such as her brothers William (Bill), Anthony, Sylvester (Syl), and Abe.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research during the operating hours of the Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room, or by appointment.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles Goodwin and Adele Serio Frankish Postcard Collectoin. Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room

    Acquisition Information

    The Charles Goodwin and Adele Serio Frankish Postcard Collection was acquired by donation from a family member in September 2006.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Charles Goodwin Frankish was the eldest son of Ontario pioneer Charles Frankish. Charles Goodwin was born in Toronto and moved to Ontario with his parents as a small boy. He attended Chaffey College and became one of the first electricians in the area. In the early 1900’s, he moved to San Jose and began courting Miss M. Adele Serio, a music teacher from San Jose. Charles Goodwin then returned to Ontario to work as an electrician, and eventually sent for and married Adele in 1913. Charles Goodwin soon became self-employed as an electrical contractor, but was forced to retire at a fairly young age due to failing health. He died in 1925 at the age of 48. Adele Frankish continued to live in Ontario until the her death in January 1969. The couple did not have any children.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of only one series of 305 postcards, cards, announcements, and photographs. The collection is indexed according to sender, addressee, subject of postcard itself, and date/postmark date. The index is attached to this document.

    Indexing Terms

    Frankish, Charles Goodwin
    Frankish, Adele Serio
    Postcards

    Additional collection guides