Frank Clay MORGRET Jr.
- Born: 6 Jan 1908, Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States 160
- Christened: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mcclure, Henry, Ohio
- Marriage: Ruth Shepard LOVE
- Died: 22 Nov 1982, Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee at age 74
- Buried: 29 Nov 1982, Hockman Cemetery, McClure, Henry, Ohio 160
Frank was raised by Irene Highshew Morgret's sister and her husband, Zelma and Rollo J. Peery of McClure, Henry Co., Ohio, after Irene's death.
Frank graduated from McClure High School in 1924 and attended The Ohio State University, graduating in the Class of 1928. He taught at Philo High School and at a small private boys' school in Chicago before returning to McClure, where he helped manage the family business and in 1934 married Ruth Shepard Love of Clyde, Ohio, daughter of Andrew Jacob Love of Colton, Ohio, and Dora Etta Shepard Love of McClure. Mr. Love was at that time Superintendent of Schools in Clyde. Miss Love was a 1928 graduate of the University of New Mexico and taught music in the McClure High School prior to her marriage.
Ruth and Frank moved to Memphis, Tennessee December, 1940
(Source: Mary Morgret Gieseler)
Frank C. Morgret, 74, of Memphis, Tennessee, formerly of McClure, Ohio, died November 22 in Methodist Hospital, Memphis. He was a retired educator, writer and a former Henry County correspondent for The Blade.
Mr. Morgret, who was the husband of Ruth Love and son-in-law of A. J. Love, former superintendent of schools here, held an honorary doctorate in optic science from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis where he was formerly an admissions officer and teacher of communications skills.
He was a 1928 graduate of Ohio State University and received his master's degree in education from Memphis State University. He taught in schools in Chicago, Memphis and Philo, Ohio.
In the late 1930's, Mr. Morgret was accountant-auditor and deputy auditor in Henry County and it was during that time that he was a correspondent for The Blade, as well as for several Henry County newspapers.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Mary Gieseler; sons, Andrew J. and the Rev. Frank C. Morgret III; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Bohling and half-brothers, Paul W. and Jean Morgret.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in McClure. Friends were received at Rodenberger Mortuary after 10 a.m. Sunday.
(Source: Clyde Enterprise, 12/1/1982, Pg. 1, Col. 3, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library)
Author of "Ophthalmic Mechanics & Dispensing". Published 1964, Philadelphia, ISBN #0-80191-4108.
DR. FRANK C. MORGRET, JR., Director of Public Relations at Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, is a veteran of more than thirty years in newspaper and free-lance writing. He has been in his present position five years, bringing to it extensive experience in the fields of education and public relations.
Dr. Morgret received his B.A. from Ohio State University, an M.A. in School Administration from Memphis State University (in 1960) and was awarded a Doctor of Ocular Science degree in recognition of his achievement in education.
Dr. Morgret is a member of Acacia and Beta Sigma Kappa fraternities, the American College Public Relations Association, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and editor of the Southern College Quarterly, the Newsletter of the association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, and The Ocularum, official publication of Beta Sigma Kappa.
Both authors are married and have grown children.
(Source: Inside jacket, Ophthalmic Mechanics & Dispensing, J.B. Epting & F.C. Morgret)
Last Residence: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
Frank married Ruth Shepard LOVE. (Ruth Shepard LOVE was born on 22 Dec 1906, died on 5 Sep 1967 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States and was buried on 9 Sep 1967.)