Frantisek J. Hruska – nicknamed ‘Frank’ – was born in Ross Prairie in Fayette County, Texas, in 1880. In 1903, Frank wed Louise Mikeska, also a Ross Prairie native, at the Ross Prairie CMB Church. He was 23, she was 19.
Frank and Louise farmed in Ross Prairie for several years as they began having their family of five children: Alfred, Elenora, Frank R. (Frankie), Leslie and Gussie Lee. Both Alfred and Leslie died during childhood of dysentery, leaving only the two brothers – Frankie and Gus Lee – and their sister, Elenora.