Frantz, William Elementary School

William Frantz, b. 24 Feb 1845 ~~ d. 29 Jun 1930

16 August 2017:  I am working to improve the information. I’ve had problems with links. Honestly, I lost some “links” in the shuffle between and this location.

Here’s the SAD NEWS. I paid to access all the following information. While checking and double-checking data (I’m passionate about accuracy), I discovered you, the reader, will be forced to subscribe to GenealogyBank in order to read the details. I spent three days attempting to have all this available “free” to a researcher. I documented my frustration on my blog titled A Piece of History: Ruby Bridges and William Frantz Elementary School. Additional documentation can be found on my Lorraine Frantz Family Tree.


“Frantz to Retire After 45 Years of Trade in Orleans” newspaper article dated 4 Feb 1920

“William Frantz, Jewelry Firm Founder, Dead” newspaper article dated 29 June 1930

“William Frantz Dies at Home” newspaper article dated 29 Jun 1930

“Dies at 85” newspaper article dated 29 Jun 1930

“Frantz Leaves Much Money to Charity” newspaper article dated 8 Jul 1930

“Bids Are Received for Frantz School” newspaper article dated 26 May 1937

“Architects plans… for new Frantz school” newspaper article dated 29 Aug 1937

“New Frantz School Dedicated” newspaper article dated 7 Oct 1938


Mr & Mrs Frantz “Have Been Married 50 Years” article dated 28 May 1917

“Frantz Will Fete Golden Wedding” article dated 16 Oct 1919

[Wife]“Celebrates Ninetieth Birthday” newspaper article dated 19 Aug 1936

“Jeweler’s Widow Dies at Age 90” newspaper article dated 12  Jan 1937

“Mrs Frantz, Widow of Jeweler, Buried at Rites Here Today” newspaper article dated 12 Jan 1937

“Mrs Frantz Estate Valued at $45, 667.59” newspaper article dated 20 Feb 1937

“Three Grandchildren of William Frantz drowned in Sad Accident in Selma”  newspaper article dated 1 Jul 1911