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Edgie Roy (Frosty) Frame (1901–1981)

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Edgie Roy (Frosty) Frame (1901-1981) miner and trade unionist

Birth: 19 June 1901 at West Maitland, New South Wales, son of Andrew Paterson Frame (1860-1947), a colliery fireman, later salesman, born at Muirhill, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and native-born Eliza Louisa Hannan (1864-1952). Marriage: 18 December 1926 at Anglican church, Lambton, NSW, to native-born Emma Dorothy Bell (1904-1986). They had three daughters and one son. Death: 15 May 1981 in hospital at Newcastle, NSW; usual residence Amaroo Street, Blacksmiths. 

  • Member of well-known mining family in Northern NSW District.
  • President Hebburn miners' lodge. Committed member of Miners' Federation.
  • Gained 'ticket' for mine deputy's position but refused to take up position as this would have necessitated his having to leave the federation.
  • Obtained Men’s First Aid (St John’s Ambulance) certificates, in the Weston Ambulance classes 1938 & 1939.
  • Was hospitalised for many weeks in 1940 suffering a serious eye injury while at work in Hebburn No. 2 Colliery.
  • his wife was honorary secretary of the Western Way Soldiers’ Comforts Fund. She was also publicity officer of the Weston branch of the United Hospitals Women’s Auxiliaries.
  • Occupation on death certificate: retired shot firer. Cause of death: cardiac tamponade, myocardial infarction and carcinoma of lung.

Sources
Pete Thomas, Miners in the 1970s: a narrative history of the Miners’ Federation (Sydney [1983]).

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'Frame, Edgie Roy (Frosty) (1901–1981)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/frame-edgie-roy-frosty-33711/text42191, accessed 28 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

19 June, 1901
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Death

15 May, 1981 (aged 79)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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