Kitching, Frank W.

Frank W. Kitching (April 6, 1839-November 16, 1917) was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a private in Company A, 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment. He was captured by the Confederates and spent two years as a prisoner of war.

He later founded a wool brokerage firm and traveled the world.

A modest nontheatrical member, he was elected to The Lambs in 1897. Kitching launched the Memorial Relief Fund in 1916, a predecessor of the Lambs’ Foundation, with a gift of 100 shares of Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad stock. For his generosity, he was named one of the original six Immortal Lambs in 1933.