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.
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’.
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