Frank Lewis Tudor was born on April 4, 1859, in Fayette County, Ohio. He was the son of Isaac Tudor and Sarah Gaylord. In 1866, the family moved to
Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois. When he was grown, he moved to Kansas. He married Alice Carter, daughter of James Carter and Jane Givens, on
October 9, 1887, in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas. Alice was born on May 2, 1865, in Mattoon, Illinois. Frank and Alice moved to Garden City, Kansas,
where they were early farmers in the area. They anticipated the Cherokee Strip would open and, in 1890, they sold their farm and moved to Arkansas
City, Kansas. Before 1893, Frank opened a feed stand and Alice operated an eating stand. They did not get land in Oklahoma and returned to Illinois where their fourth child was born. In March 1900, they came to Richland Township where they farmed
Alice was a seamstress and sewed for others. They were active in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Their children were Artie Jane, born November 7, 1888, in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas; Isaac Welland, born August 6, 1890, in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas; Florence Salina, born June 13, 1893, in Arkansas City; Ruth Caroline, born January 13, 1900, in Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois; and Lewis, born April 4, 1904, in Fernald.
Alice died of a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) on November 17, 1921, in Clarinda where she was taking treatments. Frank died in 1955. He and Alice are buried in the Nevada Cemetery.
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