William Franklin Bone

Brief Life History of William Franklin

When William Franklin Bone was born on 27 March 1844, in Kentucky, United States, his father, James Abner Bone, was 87 and his mother, Priscilla Jane Laciter, was 84. He married Rebecca Caroline Brown in 1867, in Barry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cedar Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Bryan Township, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 May 1920, in Wellston, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rossville, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Franklin Bone
Rebecca Caroline Brown
Marriage: 1867
Mary Harriet Bone
Maude Bone
William Franklin Bone Jr
John Jesse Bone
Clarence Wesley Bone
Charma W Bone

Sources (10)

  • William F Bone, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William F. Bone - Government record: birth-name: William F. Bone
  • William Bone, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’, from Middle English bon(e), boun, Old French bon ‘good’.

English: possibly a nickname from Middle English bone ‘bone, leg’ (Old English bān; compare Bain 3), used of someone with a bad leg or long legs.

English: variant of Boone 1.

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

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