Frank Bingham was born February 24, 1862, at Niagara Falls, and received part of his education in that place and the remainder at Buffalo. His parents, George and Edna (Bell) Bingham, are Americans by birth.
Mr. Bingham's first employment was in the boiler works of Dempsey Brothers, at Buffalo, where he remained seven years. In 1886 he became engineer of the steamyacht Eddy, upon which he remained two years, following this with about ten years' service in the same capacity on the following Buffalo tugs: George Fullerton, Lewis Mills, Silver King and John Edwards.
On July 3, 1879, Mr. Bingham was married at Buffalo, to Emma Oldman, and they have the following-named children: Edna Belle, Pearl May, George F. and Gracie G. Mr. Bingham is now employed in the boiler shops of Farrar & Trefts.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.