Frances Hearne High School Graduation

Frances was born Oct. 9, 1894.

After graduating Lubec High in 1913, she taught school in first in Lubec:


Frances Hearne's fourth grade class at Hilltop School in Lubec


She then taught in New London, Connecticut

In 1917 she enlisted in the Coast Guard as a yeoman:


Maine Military Men 1917-1918
Roster~Coast Guard

Name: Frances L. Hearne
Serial Number: 400-01-27
Birth Place: Lubec, Maine
Birth Date: 09 Oct 1894
Residence: Lubec
Comment: Enrolled: USNRF Boston, Mass., Nov. 1/18. Landsman Yeo F 10 days; Yeo 2c. Served at: Receiving Barracks New London Conn Nov. 1/18 to Nov. 11/18. Inactive duty District Detail Office Boston Mass: July 31/19. Hon disch: Nov. 1, 1919.

She is listed on the World War I section of the Soldier's Monument in Lubec, Maine, along with her uncle, William Hearne (Civil War)




  Frances was also a bookkeeper on the submarine base in New London, Conn. around 1920  .


She was probably there the same time her cousin, Bub Hearne, was stationed there.


She went back to teaching school in New London in 1922.

It was there she met Leroy Busbey.

  Around 1931, Frances married LeRoy White Busbey, Jr., son of LeRoy White Busbey Secretary to Joe Cannon and author of Uncle Joe Cannon The Story of a Pioneer American and Katherine Graves.

LeRoy Whte Busbey, Sr Katherine Graves Busbey


 LeRoy Busbey, Jr. was a graduate of Annapolis (class of 1918)

Leroy White Busbey 1918 Lucky Bag Yearbook

He was carreer US Navy, eventually receiving the rank of Rear Admiral during WWII before he retired.


  1940 Norfolk And Portsmouth Directory Admiral Busbey

They moved to San Francisco around 1940 and divorced while living ithere.

Frances died in San Francisco on Sept. 21, 1950.

She was buried in an unmarked grave at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, Calif.


LeRoy died Feb. 27, 1952 and is buried at the SF Presidio Cemetery.


  Alice Marie Hearne

Lucy Helena Hearne

John Hearne & Maria McEvoy