Frank A. Summers Obituary
Grain Man and Financier Dies
Frank Summers Ill for Several Years
Frank A. Summers, 501 East A, vice president and general manager of Security
Elevator Co., and partner in Chas, Summers & Sons, with widespread grain,
lumber, land and ‘banking interests in southwest Kansas, died early yesterday at
He had been ill intermittently for three years. He was stricken again about a
week ago. He was 48 years old last Dec. 3.
Son of Charles Summers, 84-year-old Liberal pioneer, who filed on Seward county
land in 1885, Mr. Summers came here in January, 1926, to take charge of the
family’s Security Elevator Co. Interests. Previously he was in the Citizens
State bank of Liberal. He was vice president of the bank at the time of his
He was a member of the Chicago and Hutchinson Boards of Trade. Trading on the
Hutchinson board will be suspended from 10 to 10:15 o’clock tomorrow morning in
memorial to him. The Security Elevator Co. office in the Wiley building will be
closed through tomorrow.
Mr. Summers had a wide acquaintance in Hutchinson and southwest Kansas. Wiley
building employees commented today he had “never forgotten” them at Christmas
and with other generosities.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mae S. Summers; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold Beazley
and Elizabeth Summers, 501 East A; his father; two brothers, Edwin C. Summers
and Ralph Summers, both of Liberal, and two sisters, Mrs. Lee Larrabee and Mrs.
Don Henry, both of Liberal.
The funeral will be at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at First Presbyterian
church. Rev. Arthur Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park
The body will lie in state at the Presbyterian church from 2:30 to 3:30 o’clock
Tuesday afternoon preceding the service.
The Hutchinson Kansas News
Monday, May 15, 1939
page – 8 column – 4
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