I had a very good friend called Joan O'Connor who told me that Frank E Franks was her uncle,So I presume that he was her Mother's brother,Joan married a lad called Derek Wade and they lived in Jarrow. She could possibly be related to you.
Ive just rang Joan O'Connor and had a nice chat with her. She had a friend that lived on the high road called Mary Kane and it was Mary who was related to Frank E Franks. Mary had sisters Winnie and Anne plus another one or two. One of those girls might be able to help Con McKenna.
Joan used to go to the Powerhouse with Lilian and asked after her. I told her of all the Powerhouse photos I have on the website.