John Franklin Willett

27 October 1854–17 March 1934 (Age 79)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Willett was born on 27 October 1854, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Richard Parsons Willett, was 27 and his mother, Elisabeth Ann Barr, was 22. He married Virginia "Jennie" Banks on 19 October 1869. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Golden, Jefferson, Colorado, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 March 1934, at the age of 79.

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John Franklin Willett
Virginia "Jennie" Banks
Marriage: 19 October 1869
Oscar Samuel Willett
Mary Eva Elizabeth Willett

Spouse and Children

19 October 1869


    Oscar Samuel Willett


    Mary Eva Elizabeth Willett


Parents and Siblings



    Robert Thornberry Willett


    Martha Ann Willett



    Sarah Benson Willett


    Richard Consontine Willett


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1860: Montana, Kansas Territory, United States; 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1861: Colorado Territory, United States; 1861: Jefferson, Colorado Territory, United States; 1876: Jefferson, Colorado, United States

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of Will 1.2 Americanized form of French Ouellette .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J F Willet, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John F Willet, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John F Willett, "United States Census, 1930"

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