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Frank Howard Bond (1853-1919), was born on February 21, 1853 at Trenton, Mercer, County, New Jersey, son of Joseph W. Bond (1821-1875), a native of New Jersey and a merchant, and Cornelia Aumack Bond (1828-), also a native of New Jersey.

Fig. Frank H. Bond correspondence with Henry Chapman, Jr., c/o John W. Haseltine, postmarked September 11, 1878, Trenton, New Jersey, with a carved cork negative cross cancel. A note on the back reads "Opened by mistake J. W. H." Courtesy, Lupia, Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.

In March 1879, he bought the company of Martin Keegan, as a dealer in Lehigh Coal, Wood and Kindling, Broad Street, opposite Bridge Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

On September 25, 1879, he married Mary Barnes (1855-1929). They had a daughter Elsie Marie Bond (1890-1972).

In 1879, they moved to 209 Hudson Street, Chambersburg, Mercer County, New Jersey.

In October 1879, he was one of the Chambersburg Republican Delegates.

In April 1880, he was the Secretary of the Chambersburg Republican Delegates.

In 1881 at the Chambersburg Republican Convention he was elected Collector.

In 1886, he was the Accountant in the Order of the Iron Hall, Local Branch 45, a Masonic fraternal society apparently established as a medical insurance association for its members. It disbanded in 1892.

In 1900, they moved to Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey.

In the 1910 US Census he was listed as a cashier in a Spice Factory, and lived at 609 Park Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey.

On April 13, 1914, he incorporated the Greater Collingswood Building and Loan Association, as the president.

The 1915 New Jersey State Census lists him living at Park Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey.

He died in 1919. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey.

Bibliography :

Trenton State Gazette, Monday, March 19, 1879, page 4

Trenton State Gazette, Saturday, October 11, 1879, page 3

Chambersburg City Directory (1880) : 113

Trenton Evening Times, Sunday, May 8, 1887, page 8

Annual Report of the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance Relative to Building and Loan Associations, October 31, 1915 (Camden : Sinnickson, Chew & Sons, 1916) : 133