Mr and Mrs. Helmick 1934
JANUARY 3,1934 FrankHussey Succumbs at Farm Home Illness With Pneumonia Proves Fatal To Educator Served as Teacher Important Posts In High Schools In St. Louis Frank N. Hussey, until last fall resident of Alton, died this morning at 4:45 o'clock at his on a thousand-acre tract in County, west of Otterville. iilness that started last Saturday developed quickly into double pneumonia that proved fatal. Mr. Hussey with his sister, Miss Hussey, had been making his on their Otterville tract. had been spending his weekends there since last fall, returning from, his school work in St. on Friday evenings. With the opening of the Christmas vacation returned to his country home.' second sister, Miss Bertha Hussey, long a professor on the of Stevens College, Stevens Wise., arrived to spend the vacation with her sister and brother. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lowory, of Leverett avenue, drove up *o Hussey home last Friday for a They found Frank suffering what he believed to be a but he had not gone to bed. Saturday, at the advice of bis sisters, he went to bed. Soon afternoon he became worse and Lowery drove to Fieldon and a physician. The sick man was found to be running a high temperature. The physician said at start that his heart action we* Mr. and Mrs. Lowery returned to Alton Saturday night, They returned to the Hussey home Monday afternoon taking Mr. and Mrs. Helmich, close neighbors to Hussey homestead, on Evergreen avenue here, with them. Tuesday afternoon Jolly Medler Burdette Metcalf, representing Hustlers' class of the Upper Alton Baptist church, an organization that Frank Hussey former more than 20 years ago, visited him. He talked to the boys and expressed his appreciation of their visit, also Inquiring about a number of Upper Alton people. Was Successful Educator As an educator Frank Hussey was one of the best known men in Alton. He graduated at Shurtleff college in the nineties and had taught in a number of high schools Including Oak Park, 111., and also in a Chicago business school. He specialized in commercial training and in this capacity served on the faculty of the Western Military Academy soon after his graduation from Shurtleff college. About 15 years ago he accepted a place on the faculty of one of the St. Louis high schools. After the completion of the new Grover Cleveland high school he was transferred to that faculty and remained there a number of years. Recently he served on the faculty of Beaumont high school. Frank Hussey was one of the best known high school men in St. Louis. It is said of him that the reason he was transferred from one school to another was that his services were so much in demand that he was often needed In more than one school at n time. Frank Hussey came to Alton :te attend Shurtleff College before :hlis parents, the late Rev. and Mrs. Simeon Hussey, moved to the city. The father was many years a prominent Baptist minister in Illinois serving at different times and in various capacities the State Baptist Convention. The family located on Evergreen avenue in Upper Alton before Frank's graduation from Shurtleff where they remained until a few months ago, then transferring their residence to the Jersey county farm. Interest Shown in Boyg While many years very active In the affairs of the Upper Alton Baptist church Frank Hussey never moved his church membership from Paris. HI., where he was taken into the church as a boy at the time his father was pastor there. He was born at Pans. His Interest in church work centered in boys and young men. Organizing a class of boyt known as the Hustlers in the Upper Alton Baptist Sunday school, he continued as their instructor until about three months ago when he changed his place of residence. His efforts in the leadership of this class were most successful and over a lon£ period of years the organization had much to do with the life of the Upper Alton church. The body was brought early today to the Streeper funeral home !n Alton. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Helmich went to the Hussey farm today and were planning to bring the surviving sisters to Alton with them this afternoon. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock, at Streeper funeral home, with Rev. Dr. A. A. Hobson officiating. Burial will be on the family lot in Oakwood cemetery.