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Biography of Frank Andrew Brandle

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FRANK ANDREW BRANDLE – Northampton is favored in its pharmaceutical interests with Mr. Brandle’s long association in the drug store business here, both during the period while he was in others’ employ, and particularly since he established his own pharmacy in 1901, the thorough reliability and excellence of his methods receiving general acknowledgement. Mr. Brandle’s training and study have been continuous since he entered upon his chosen business career; and as a result his pharmacy is second to no other in this part of the State. He is the son of Jacob Brandle who was born in 1836, in Germany, and died December 2, 1879, in Northampton, son of George and Rosa Brandle. Coming to the United States in his boyhood, he was employed in New York City for a short time, later residing several years in Providence, Rhode Island. He learned the tailor’s trade at which he worked several years, and he engaged in business at Northampton, where he died at forty-three years of age. He was a member of the German Society of Harigari.

Jacob Brandle married, in Providence, Rhode Island, Caroline Held, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, and died June 16, 1919, in Northampton, daughter of Joseph and Rose (Mack) Held. She married (second) Charles Sanderson. The children of Jacob and Caroline (Held) Brandle: Flora I.; Frank A., of whom further; Rose E., who married Robert Dickinson, of Whately.

Frank Andrew Brandle was born November 24, 1873, in Northampton, where he attended the public and the high schools, after which he started upon his druggist career. At first he was in the employ of the Kingsley drugstore, at Northampton, where he thoroughly learned the business and continued twelve years, when he began his studies at the New York College of Pharmacy, where he graduated in 1900, with his degree of Graduate in Pharmacy. In 1901, he purchased a business in Northampton, and has there conducted his well-known pharmacy to the present.

Mr. Brandle’s fraternal affiliations are with Jerusalem Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, the Royal Arch Chapter, the Council of Royal and Select Masters. the Commandery of the Knights Templar, all of Northampton; and Melha Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Nonotuck Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Williamsburg Lodge, Knights of Pythias; and the Northampton Club. He is a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Frank Andrew Brandle married, October 26, 1904, Sophia Hosmer Kellogg, who was born in Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of Bela Haskell and Elizabeth Fitch (Walcott) Kellogg; and they are the parents of Caroline Elizabeth, born February 7, 1908; and Ruth Kellogg, born July 25, 1910.

Mrs. Brandle’s ancestors were among the early comers to New England, and shared in the settlement of many of the townships, and they are thus traced to the last of the line in England and the first to arrive in America: Phillippe Kellogg, who was probably the son of Thomas Kellogg, was living, September 15, 1583, in Bucking County, England, and he had ten children. Martin, a son, was baptized in Great Leigh, Essex County, England, November 25, 1595, and he died in Braintree, England, in 1671, a weaver or cloth worker. He married Prudence Bird, and they had seven children, one of whom was Joseph, of whom further.


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