John Franklin Willett

Brief Life History 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 1935, at the age of 80, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, United States.

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John Franklin Willett
Augusta Ann Marjery York
Marriage: 23 November 1880
George York Willett
Rob Roy Willett
Fay Majory Willett
Ethelyn Elizabeth Willett

Sources (11)

  • John F Willet in household of R P Willet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J F Willett, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • John Franklin Willett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


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


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal names Wilot, Wilet, pet forms of Will , itself a short form of William .

English: sometimes a variant of Willard .

English: perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Willet, in Elworthy (Somerset). It is from an earlier name of Doniford Stream, which rises at Willet, and is probably a compound of Old English wiell, will ‘spring’ + an unrecorded gīete ‘stream’.

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

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