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Biographical Sketch of Frank Correll

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Frank Ferris Correll was born at Chenoa, Illinois on February 27, 1859. They lived in North Dakota and taught school in Mandan, North Dakota.

When they came to Iowa, they came by train to Alta, Iowa. They were met by a bobsled with a pig in the back to keep their feet warm. They were taken to a farm near the Hanover community. They moved to Galva, Iowa, Ida County. He ran a grocery store with the aid of his daughter, Myrtle.

Frank Correll often play the fiddle for barn dances in the area.

Frank was a 2nd cousin to Charles Correll, who was better known as “Andy” of “Amos and Andy” show on radio.

Frank had married Elma J. Correll, and they had one daughter, Myrtle Correll Morris. Myrtle’s mother, Elma, was crippled with arthritis. Myrtle took oil painting lessons so she could teach her mother how to paint. Elma painted many oil pictures and also gave lessons.

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