Omer P. Frame

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
Valerie & Tommy Crook
September 26, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 284
Braxton County

OMER P. FRAME, cashier of the Farmers and Mechanics
Bank of Gassaway, is one of the astute financiers and solid
citizens of Braxton County, who has won an enviable repu-
tation for integrity and efficiency. He was born at
Frametown, West Virginia, August 27, 1886, a son of
Elliott and Rebecca (James) Frame. Elliott Frame was
also born at Frametown, a son of Thomas Frame, an early
settler of Frametown, for whom the town was named.
Upon locating there he built a grist-mill, operated by water
power, and this he conducted the greater part of his life,
and his son, Elliott Frame, also operated this old mill.
Elliott Frame was educated in the common schools of
Frametown, and in early life was a teacher in Braxton
County, but is now a carpenter in the employ of the Balti-
more & Ohio Railroad Company. For many years a mem-
ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, he is active
in Sunday School, and has a class. In his political con-
victions he is a democrat. There were two children born
to him and his wife, namely: Etta, who was graduated
from the common schools, is now the wife of J. L. Barker;
and Omer P., whose name heads this review.

Like his father, Omer P. Frame was reared at Frame-
town and attended its common schools, remaining at home
until he reached his majority. He has been cashier of his
present bank since its organization, and associated with
this institution in an official position are Dr. J. W. Smith,
president; V. G. Bender, vice president, who with Mr.
Frame and J. C. Kinton, S. W. REosenberger, Leslie Frame.
Dr. L. A. Jarrett, P. C. Belknap, Norman Sirk and A. C.
James form the Board of Directors. The Farmers and
Mechanics National Bank of Gassaway is one of the most
solid institutions of Braxton County, and a very large
banking business is carried on.

Mr. Frame was united in marriage with Elizabeth Sin-
clair Longwell, the ceremony being performed November
27, 1912. Mrs. Frame graduated from the common and
high schools of Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Frame have two
children, namely: Eugene M., who was born May 27,
1915; and Evaline E., who was born August 27, 1919.
They belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
and he is a member of the local Official Board. Well known
in Masonry, he belongs to Gassaway Lodge No. 133, A. F.
and A. M.) of which he has been past master five times;
Sutton Chapter No. 29, R. A. M.; Sutton Commandery
No. 16, K. T., and Beni-Kedem Shrine of Charleston, West
Virginia. He is also a member of Gassaway Lodge No.
196, K. of P., of which he is a past chancellor.