Descendants of Frame

Fifth Generation

16. Thomas "Trams" FRAME THOMSON [scrapbook] (Margaret Morrison FRAME , Thomas , Robert , James ) was born on 19 May 1867 in Dowanside, Glasgow. He died on 30 Sep 1913 in Caen Wood Towers, Highgate, London.

Director of Cordoba Power and Light and also the Entre Rios railway, both in Argentina, he electified the tramway system in Buenos Aires; work that gave him his nickname. He was also a dirctor of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, on which he had his own private carriage.

A full description of his talents and achievements may be found at

Trams married Florence Mary MCCLYMONT "Flossy" [scrapbook], daughter of William MCCLYMONT and Lucinda MILLER, in 1900 in St Mary Abbott's, Kensington. Flossy was born on 6 Nov 1874 in Buenos Aires. She died on 3 Jul 1951.

They had the following children.

  26 F i
Emily Margaret "Peggie" FRAME-THOMSON was born in 1901.
        Peggie married B Frazer BEATSON.
+ 27 F ii Lucinda Alice McClymont "Luda" FRAME-THOMSON was born in 1905.
+ 28 F iii Mona Florita FRAME-THOMSON was born on 26 Feb 1909. She died on 29 Feb 1984.
  29 M iv
Thomas "Tom" FRAME-THOMSON [scrapbook] was born in 1913 in Caen Wood Towers, Highgate, London. He died on 30 Jan 1991 in Twin Pines Ranch, Santa Barbara.

Tom went to Eton and achieved a Mechanical Engineering degree at Cambridge, where he was rowing Blue when they won in 1933. During the second World War, he was a test pilot at Biggin Hill. He later worked for Shell in the USA and was chief engineer for Craig Breedlove's "Spirit of America" three-wheeler jet car, which broke the land speed record on 5th August 1963, at 657.11 kilometres per hour. This took place on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

He regularly flew on Concorde across the Atlantic on his way to and from California, where he lived on Enid's avocado farm near Santa Barbara.
        Tom married Enid BLISS.

18. Alice THOMSON (Margaret Morrison FRAME , Thomas , Robert , James ).

Alice married Lt Col Jim Alexander B GEMMEL "Alex" [scrapbook].

A prayer was found amongst his papers that read:
I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day
And when it comes to my last cast
I then most humbly pray
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in his mercy I may be judged
Big enough to keep.

They had the following children.

  30 M i
James "Jim" GEMMEL was born in 1893. He died in 1973.
  31 F ii
Doreen GEMMEL was born in 1898. She died in 1983.

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