Benjamin Franklin Wilcher

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Wilcher was born on 4 November 1856, in Casey, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Wilcher, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth W Fitzpatrick, was 33. He lived in Clinton Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States for about 26 years. He died on 1 July 1936, in Hickory Point Township, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Wilcher
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Sources (6)

  • Benj F Welcher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • B. F. Welcher, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Frank Welcher in household of Charley Welcher, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


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

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wiltshire .

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

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