He was a handsome man. Hollywood good looks, really. Frank Albany Morvan was born on September 26, 1910, in the small town of Manchaug, Massachusetts.
As a young man, he was forced to seek work instead of advanced education in order to help his family through difficult economic times. Fortunately, the Manchuag Mills in Sutton, MA (where the phrase "Fruit Of The Loom" originated) was hiring unskilled labor, and Dad was one of the lucky chosen. He met my mother during this period. She had also been forced to help at home as my maternal grandparents struggled to clothe and feed a family of five girls and four boys. Mom was able to find work in a mill not far from her home, and felt blessed to get the job. Frank married Claudia Veronica Rainville on June 9, 1934. In this wedding photo, his sister Rose is Maid of Honor and Mom's brother Arthur is Dad's Best Man.
The thriving New England textile industry created a network of baseball teams which played on weekends throughout the region. My dad was a highly skilled short stop with a physique similar to Red Sox great Dustin Pedroia. My Mother said the photo below shows Dad hitting the crucial winning drive which won the game that day in 1937.