Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     FRANK A. WINGATE, who is operating a large mercantile establishment in Krupp, is one of the progressive and capable men of Douglas county.  He is the sole owner of the Krupp Mercantile Company, which carries a large stock of all kinds of goods, and under the skillful management of Mr. Wingate, is one of the leading business houses in the Big Bend country.
     Frank A. Wingate was born in Rome, New York, on May 1, 1860, the son of Moses and Martha D. (Walker) Wingate, natives of New Hampshire and Maine, respectively.  Our subject was educated in the public schools and the academy in Rome and at the age of nineteen left his native city to try his fortune in Colorado.  He operated in mining and other industries in the Centennial State for some years, and finally was connected with the National Bank of Durango.  From that point he came to Spokane in 1897 and was soon engaged by Holly, Mason & Marks, large merchants of that city.  After a year in the Falls City, Mr. Wingate came out into the Big Bend country and was operating for a time in Wilbur.  About two years after that, he opened a store in Krupp, and from time to time, as the patronage justified it, he has enlarged the business, and now is carrying a large, well assorted and complete stock of general merchandise, implements, and so forth.
     The Wingate family, originally English, dates back to 1154, A. D., and receives the name from a valorous act of one, who, being a man of wonderful strength, wrenched a gate from its place on a castle fortification, thus enabling the attacking hosts to enter and overcome the enemy.  Many prominent and talented people have come from the family and they are a strong and progressive people.  Our subject has one brother, John W., and one sister, Mrs. Henry V. Adams.
     At Silverton, Colorado, in 1886, Mr. Wingate married Miss Carrie Tucker, whose parents, Marcus and Harriett Tucker, were natives of New York.  To Mr. and Mrs. Wingate, three children have been born; Alma M., on December 15, 1887, attending school at Brunot Hall, Spokane; Erle T., on March 6, 1894; and John W., whose birthday was July 4, 1900.  The two older ones were born in Colarado and the youngest in Douglas county.  Mr. Wingate is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and the W. W.  He and his wife are adherents of the Presbyterian church.  Mr. Wingate is assistant postmaster at Krupp and is a thorough and upright business man, whose friends are numbered by the score from every quarter.