Frank married Madge Semple in 1943, but Madge left him for Mickey, a younger man in 1945. Mickey was a tourist from London who was visiting Beckindale for just 2 days. Madge and Mickey moved to London. Frank went to London to find Madge but to no avail. Frank could not cope with what Madge did to him and he later died. Mickey left Madge after 6 months.