Alva Leland Franks

21 October 1876–26 April 1959 (Age 82)
Brooklyn, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Alva Leland

When Alva Leland Franks was born on 21 October 1876, in Brooklyn, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Isaac Franks, was 21 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wright, was 17. He married Rosella E Simpson on 29 May 1900, in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States for about 10 years and National Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. He died on 26 April 1959, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Alva Leland Franks
Rosella E Simpson
Marriage: 29 May 1900
Leroy S Franks

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 5
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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 15
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 22
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from Frank .

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

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Sources (12)

  • Alva L Franks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elva Franks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah Franks in household of Sam Franks, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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